Learning in Relationship

Emergent Curriculum

Leadership in Community

Organizational Integrity

Welcome to the Hilltop Community!

Welcome to Hilltop Children’s Center, a high quality preschool, afterschool program, and professional development institute of early learning and inquiry serving the Seattle community since 1971. Together, we are working with the next generation of inventors, leaders, thinkers, artists, and social activists.


GiveBIG is May 3rd, 2016! Administered by the Seattle Foundation, GiveBIG is Seattle’s annual day of generosity. Every year, millions of dollars are donated to nonprofits around the city and a percentage of those donations are matched through the Seattle Foundation. Thank you for contributing to Hilltop on this special day of giving.

Learn More About GiveBIG

Visit Hilltop’s Donation Page

Preschoolers enjoy the canal.

Family Tours

Hilltop offers monthly tours to those who are interested in attending Hilltop's preschool or after school program. Please visit our Tours page for more information or contact the Administrative Coordinator.

Big Kids spending time outside

Big Kids Summer Registration is Open!

Our Big Kids Summer program registration is open!  Week long sessions are available to all elementary school aged children.  Come join us for part or all of the summer as we explore our urban and natural world in new and creative ways!  Learn more here!

Jumping Into Social Development

Jumping Into Social Development

When we as teachers create the space and support for children to take risks, we empower them to take ownership of their learning experiences and to take care of one another through physical play.

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If you have any questions, please call our office: 206-283-3100