Jill C. (she/her)
I grew up in Vancouver, B.C., where I graduated from Capilano University in British Columbia, completing my BA in Early Childhood Care and Education. Since 2008, I have been in the childcare and education field. From my time in school and being with young children, I’ve grown a deep passion for advocating for the rights of children, as well as creating a platform for children’s perspectives. With them, I believe we are co-researchers, co-learners, and co-constructors of their knowledge. At the same time, I value the various needs of the children and families, especially building trusting and caring relationships with them. I try my best to introduce unique learning experiences to children’s environments, especially by incorporating music and songs. My hope is to model and invoke a spark in children, families and educators to think in progressive ways that truly focus on quality, equality, and equity within childcare settings. Aside from my work with children, I enjoy singing, dancing, spending time with loved ones, trying new things in the greater Seattle area, and going back home to Vancouver to eat ALL the food, especially sushi!
A native Seattleite, I grew up in the Queen Anne neighborhood and attended Hilltop as child. I have always had a love for young children and a passion for exploring. As an educator I value curiosity, child-lead learning, and promoting social-emotional development. I believe in the early-learning environment; we are creating foundations that impact children for the rest of their lives. I am passionate about working to create a more equitable environment for all at Hilltop and throughout the ECE community, as well as bringing anti-bias and anti-racist education into the classroom. Outside of work I enjoy cooking, podcasts, and hanging out with friends!