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.

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.

Reading Time

We Are Hiring!

We are seeking a Full-Time Mentor Teacher who is passionate, creative, intentional, and reflective in their work with children and adults.  This individual will be eager to grow their practice as a researcher, learner, facilitator, leader, and collaborator in this incredible field of joy and wonder to positively impact the lives of the young children, families, and educators they support.

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So…You’re Thinking About Reflective Practice

So…You’re Thinking About Reflective Practice

It may sound like a no-brainer, but the meat of reflective practice is asking yourself questions. If that doesn’t feel quite natural to you, imagine a three-year old living in your brain constantly asking “Why?”. Implementing a reflective practice means that everything is up for questioning.

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Non-Discrimination Policy: We recognize, value, and promote diversity. Hilltop Children’s Center will not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, marital or military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, political ideology, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law. Hilltop Children’s Center acknowledges and protects the rights of children, families, and staff to their own culture and to the customs, beliefs, and practices that comprise that culture.

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