Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities – We are hiring!

Hilltop Children’s Center is an internationally recognized school and professional development institute of early learning. Hilltop has been providing and promoting child-centered early education for children aged 2 to 10 for over 40 years. Drawing inspiration from the schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy, Hilltop’s faculty engages daily in collaboratively designing curriculum and environment around the emerging interests and curiosities of children — and participates in the professional development institute.

Hilltop is first and foremost, a center of inquiry. Our educators are early learning professionals dedicated to celebrating the wonders of childhood alongside children, while also deepening their teaching practice with children through reflection and study.

Hilltop’s four values of Emergent Curriculum, Learning in Relationship, Leadership in Community, and Organizational Integrity guide our daily teaching practices. To be successful at Hilltop, faculty remain anchored in these values, as well as demonstrating proficiency in five core competencies as they interact with children, families, coworkers, and the field of early childhood education. Those core competencies are:

  • Reflection: To Think
  • Curiosity: To Ask
  • Initiative: To Act
  • Collaboration: To Partner
  • Emotional Intelligence: To Navigate

Hilltop is an equal opportunity employer, pursuing diversity and valuing what diversity brings to the workplace. Teachers of color, LGBTQ, men, and others are encouraged to apply.

 

Early Childhood Educator (PT and F/T) (Fremont/Queen Anne)

Join us in building on the wonders of childhood.

WHO WE ARE
Hilltop Children’s Center is an internationally recognized center of early learning. Hilltop has been providing and promoting child-centered early education for children aged 2 to 12 for over 40 years! Drawing inspiration from the schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy, Hilltop’s faculty engages daily in rigorous reflective practice – collaboratively designing curriculum and environment around the emerging interests and curiosities of children.

Hilltop is first and foremost, a center of inquiry – for children, families and faculty. Our educators are early learning professionals dedicated to celebrating the wonders of childhood alongside children, while also deepening their practice with children through regular reflection and study.

We are closely guided by our vision: Hilltop honors and trusts children, engages families, and inspires educators to create a more just and joyful world; by our mission: Hilltop is transforming early childhood education through play, collaboration, and reflection: in our classrooms with children, partnerships with families, and professional development with educators; and by our values of Learning in Relationship, Emergent Curriculum, Leadership in Community, and Organizational Integrity.

HOW YOU FIT IN
We are seeking educators who are passionate, creative, intentional, and reflective in their work with children.  We seek teachers who are eager to grow their practice as researchers, learners, facilitators, celebrators and collaborators.

HIGHLY DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
The most competitive candidates will have 3+ years teaching experience and completed formal education in Early Childhood Education. We are looking for educators who have:

  •  a commitment to reflective work with children
  •  an eagerness to collaborate with co-teachers and families
  •  a fervor for on-going professional development and growth
  •  a disposition towards research and inquiry
  •  fluency attending to the micro- and macro- layers of experience in the classroom
  •  engaging communication and interpersonal skills with children, peers and families
  •  strength in creating partnerships with children, families and adults
  •  experience designing curriculum responsive to children’s emerging interests
  •  familiarity with emergent curriculum, Reggio practice, and anti-bias approaches
  •  community enrichment/volunteer experience
  •  a long-term commitment to early learning

HOW TO APPLY
Please email a job-specific cover letter and resume outlining your experience and education along with professional references to Nick Schmidt at program.supervisor@hilltopcc.org.

This position requires successful background check and reference checks. Position will remain open until filled.

Hilltop is an equal opportunity employer, pursuing diversity and valuing what diversity brings to the workplace. Teachers of color, LGBT, men, and others are encouraged to apply.

COMPENSATION   Salary starting range is commensurate with experience/education, 100% medical/dental health coverage, generous leave accrual, flexible leave policy, retirement matching, extensive paid planning each week, weekly team meeting time and outstanding on-site professional development opportunities.

 

Substitute Early Childhood Educator (Fremont/Queen Anne)

Join us in building on the wonders of childhood.

WHO WE ARE:

Hilltop Children’s Center is an internationally recognized center of early learning. Hilltop has been providing and promoting child-centered early education for children aged 2 to 12 for over 40 years! Drawing inspiration from the schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy, Hilltop’s faculty engages daily in rigorous reflective practice – collaboratively designing curriculum and environment around the emerging interests and curiosities of children.

Hilltop is first and foremost, a center of inquiry – for children, families and faculty. Our educators are early learning professionals dedicated to celebrating the wonders of childhood alongside children, while also deepening their practice with children through regular reflection and study

We are closely guided by our vision: Hilltop honors and trusts children, engages families, and inspires educators to create a more just and joyful world; by our mission: Hilltop is transforming early childhood education through play, collaboration, and reflection: in our classrooms with children, partnerships with families, and professional development with educators; and by our values of Learning in Relationship, Emergent Curriculum, Leadership in Community, and Organizational Integrity.

HOW YOU FIT IN:
We are seeking on-call substitute educators who are passionate, creative, intentional, and reflective in their work with children.  We seek substitute teachers who value and promote children’s play; are curious about child perspective; understand child guidance in a development context; are alert to the learning process of each child; model anti‐ bias practices and cultural sensitivity; are able to work in collaboration with other teachers; are flexible with the changing needs of the schedule and comfortable with moving from classroom to classroom; have the ability to take initiative; and are diligent about health and safety. Potential job growth and advancement opportunities may be available. Note: Substitute employees are employed on an as needed, on-call, day-to-day basis and are not guaranteed a minimum number of hours per week.

Job Summary

  • Responsible for supporting teachers in facilitating child-centered, Reggio Emilia-inspired curriculum which encourages long stretches of open play
  • Assist teachers with implementation of the daily program, and conducting activities
  • Supervise classroom; stay alert to developing situations and needs of the children
  • Communicate with teachers and administrators
  • Assist with lunch & snack periods, clean-up, helping maintain the classroom environment
  • Engage with children in a non-directive way (reading, facilitating play, and helping children to work out disagreements among themselves….)
  • Guiding and encouraging social interactions and exploration, rather simply entertaining children
  • Greet parents and share stories of their child’s day

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Candidates should have at least 1 year experience in an educational setting, preferably in Early Childhood Education, or equivalent.
  • Reliable & punctual, with sense of humor, flexible, and sociable.
  • A disposition toward children that is respectful & reflective

HOW TO APPLY
Please email Nick Schmidt (nick.schmidt@hilltopcc.org) with a job-specific cover letter and resume outlining your experience and education. This position requires successful background check and reference checks. Positions will remain open until filled.  Hilltop is an equal opportunity employer, pursuing diversity and valuing what diversity brings to the workplace. Teachers of color, LGBT, men and others are encouraged to apply.

COMPENSATION

Salary starting range is $13.00 hourly (DOE/E) with annual raise consideration.