At Hilltop Learning in Relationship and Emergent Curriculum are two of our core values that we focus on in our classrooms. We Learn in Relationship by developing strong bonds between educators, children, and families. Emergent Curriculum drives our play-based educational philosophy in the classroom.
We offer two main programs for children aged 2-11:
In addition, all children have the opportunity to participate in our Reggio-inspired Spanish program. Our work together is shaped by our commitment to emergent curriculum, anti-bias practices, and by the ideas and experiences of the schools in Reggio Emilia, Italy.
Stories from the Classroom: Anti-Bias Education
In this very brief moment of exploration, Mike declared himself many different colors. He called himself white, yellow, red, and brown. His skin tone remained the same throughout the process, so what shifted his perception? This speaks to how intentional exploration and reflection can help both children and adults unravel societal stereotypes and terms.