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.

Sparking conversation about children’s “rights”

New documentary sparking conversation about children’s “rights” makes Seattle premiere Dec 8 On December 8, Hilltop Educator Institute hosts Seattle’s premiere of the groundbreaking short documentary film about what can we learn of children’s views about their world,...

Speaking In Tongues

“Could you tell me the normal way?” a kid asked me recently. “In English,” piped up another kid. “Yeah, the way regular people talk,” the first kid added. It’s not unusual for a kid to ask me to tell them something in English, either because they aren’t...

Presents and Prejudice

Earlier this week, for the first time ever, one of my students asked me why I decided to be a teacher. Adults ask me all the time but never a child. It took me by surprise! To me, these moments are one of the biggest reasons I choose to spend my days with young...

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.

As a non-profit organization, Hilltop relies on the generosity of our community to be able to offer an exceptional experience to each child, to continue our educators’ professional development and growth, and to provide scholarship money to families who otherwise couldn’t attend Hilltop.

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

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