Our Programs

Turtle Jump
Joyful Play

Hilltop offers a developmentally- and age-appropriate program where children are given the freedom within a structured environment to explore, create, and interact with adults and other children. We understand and emphasize learning should be fun and children learn while they play.

We strongly believe that children learn through active exploration of their environment. Optimal learning takes place when we provide learning opportunities that build on the children's existing knowledge and prior experiences. Children first learn simple, concrete concepts and then use these concepts to understand more complex ideas. Through the interaction with peers, adults and various materials, children strengthen social skills and continue to learn about the world around them.

We currently offer the four following programs. For each program, click on the program name to find out more detailed information.


Program Days/Schedule Ages         Co-op status Program Description
Seeds 2 days
Thurs, Fri
9:30am-1:00pm
2.9 - 6yrs Co-op Required; non-co-op slots available While welcoming and appropriate for all age groups, this program will generally attract children for whom this will be their first preschool experience.
Sprouts 3 days
Mon, Tues, Wed
9:30am-1:00pm
2.9 - 6yrs Co-op Required; non-co-op slots available While welcoming and appropriate for all age groups, this program will generally attract children who have had some preschool or play group experience and who are ready for a three consecutive day schedule
Blooms 4 days
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs
9:30am-1:00pm
4.3 - 6yrs Co-op Available but not required This program is intended for children who are at least four years, three months in age (age 4.3 by September) and who are developmentally ready to work in a more collaborative, group-based environment.
Blossoms 4 days
Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri
9:30am-1:00pm
5 - 6yrs Co-op Not Required This program is for children who may be age eligible for formal education (age 5 by September), but who desire an extra year of growth, development, and readiness prior to entering a school system.