Strategic Plan

In 2014, Hilltop’s Board of Directors initiated a strategic planning process, involving current and alumni parents, board members, educators, and administrators. This collaborative effort aimed to shape the organization’s roadmap for the next 3-5 years, aligning with our vision, mission, and values. The plan, approved in June 2015, set a course for growth and excellence.

Due to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, our strategic plan has been extended through 2023. This adaptive approach allows us to navigate uncertainties while staying true to our commitment to providing exceptional early childhood education. We look forward to the continued evolution of Hilltop and the positive impact on our community.

Exceptional Experiences – Preserve and improve programs for children and families through innovative offerings, enduring family engagement, and inspiring environments.

Goal #1:  Enrich experiences for children in alignment with core values and practices.

Goal #2:  Extend the life cycle of family engagement to strengthen the Hilltop community and to advance volunteer, marketing, and fundraising opportunities.

Goal #3:  Evaluate long-term facility needs and implement plans that enhance the experience of children and families at Hilltop.

Outstanding Educators – Inspire excellence by investing in the compensation, professional development, and leadership of early childhood faculty.

Goal #1:  Be an industry leader in providing career compensation for educators.

Goal #2:  Continue to prioritize professional development and work satisfaction.

Goal #3:  Continue to offer opportunities for leadership and advancement for Hilltop faculty.

Diverse Community – Advance diversity, social justice, and partnership within and outside Hilltop.

Goal #1: Expand the diversity of the Hilltop community.

Goal #2:  Support all community members to be compassionate citizens in a diverse world.

Goal #3:  Reach out to, collaborate with, and learn from diverse communities and educators.

Effective Organization – Ensure the sustainability and stewardship of Hilltop’s identity, operations, and resources.

Goal #1:  Achieve consistent recognition of Hilltop’s unique identity within the community.

Goal #2:  Maintain organizational systems to keep pace with the field and the needs of Hilltop families.

Goal #3:  Review and implement financial systems to meet strategic objectives and goals.