Karin Peraino

Happy Hands Director

Since 2015

The first person to greet you at the door everyday, our school Director addresses every child by name.  Karin Peraino is a graduate of North Central College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Psychology, and additional classes in Early Childhood.  This is her ninth year as Director of Happy Hands.  Karin is a lifelong Lemont resident, member of the Lemont United Methodist Church, and a former Happy Hands Parent.  Her background includes 15 years of management in the corporate sector, 15 years as the Director of the LUMC Sunday School, and extensive experience teaching and coaching children in a volunteer capacity.  Ms. Karin has always considered Happy Hands to be the premier preschool in Lemont and feels blessed to be a part of this tradition.

“My goals are to provide warm nurturing teachers, outstanding hands-on educational programs, and a safe, fun, faith-filled environment where children can grow and develop to their full potential.”