Hilltop Children’s Center opened in 1971, operating from Queen Anne Lutheran Church on the top of Queen Anne by church members needing after-school care for their children.Â Out of which was created Seattle Institute of Early Childhood Development, which remains Hilltopâ€™s official organizational name though we do business as Hilltop Children’s Center.
Since around 2002, Hilltop Children’s Center has been inspired by the schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy, a movement that was teacher-driven.
In 2008, Hilltop moved to its current location at 4 Nickerson Street, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98109.
Hilltop offers bright, curriculum-driven learning spaces and helps build a strong sense of community among children, parents, and staff.
Hilltop is a place where . . .
- Children are valued for their ability to do meaningful work, their sense of wonder and curiosity, their perspectives, and their ability to play
- Families are valued for their bonds and traditions, their ability to play, their commitment to work, home, and community, and their dreams for their children
- Staff are valued for their vision, their delight in children, their skill and knowledge, their commitment to families
We cherish what we learn from one another.