Children learn best when the significant adults in their lives — families, educators, and community members — work together to encourage and support them. This basic fact is the guiding principle that drives the way our organization is organized and how children are supported. Hilltop Children’s Center cannot address all of a child’s developmental needs alone, so we rely on the meaningful involvement of families and supporters from the community in everything we do.
The need for a strong partnership between Hilltop and families to educate children may seem like common sense. In simpler times before COVID-19, this relationship was natural and easy to maintain. Educators and families were often neighbors and found many occasions to discuss a child’s progress in and outside of the classroom. Children heard the same messages from educators and families and understood that they were expected to uphold the same standards at home and at school.