The fundamentals of our programming

Welcome to Hilltop, your trusted non-profit early child development center serving the vibrant Seattle community. With centers in Downtown Seattle, Fremont, and Queen Anne neighborhoods, we cater to children aged 6 weeks to 12 years old, offering a nurturing environment for their learning and growth.

Key Highlights:

  • Over 200 children thriving in our care
  • 20 well-equipped classrooms for infants, toddlers, early preschool, preschool, and school-age children
  • Licensed by the Washington Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF), ensuring safety and health standards are met
  • Smaller group sizes to better support individual needs, exceeding state required adult-to-child ratios
  • Dedicated mentor educators supporting classrooms in curriculum building, developmental research, and daily needs



State Ratio Our Enrollment

Infant (6 weeks – 12 months)


1:3 (Cloud at Queen Anne)

1:4 (Chickadee at Downtown)

Toddler and Early Preschool (12 – 30 months)


1:6 (Sparrow at Downtown)

1:6 (Maple at Fremont)

1:6 (Garden and Rainbow at Queen Anne)

1:7 (Alder at Fremont)

1:7 (Raindrop and Mountain at Queen Anne)

Preschool (30 months – 5 years)


1:8 (Raven at Downtown)

1:8 (Oak and Spruce at Fremont)

1:8 (Sunlight, River and Beach at Queen Anne)

School Age (kindergarten – 5th grade)


1:12 (Ocean at Queen Anne)

At Hilltop, we prioritize the well-being and development of every child. As a licensed childcare provider, we adhere to state standards, providing a secure and enriching environment for your little ones. Join us in creating a foundation for a lifetime of learning and joy!