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Welcome to HILLTOP Preschool & Kindergarten

Finding the right preschool to meet the needs of your family is not an easy task. Are you looking for an academic preschool, a more play-based preschool, or a co-op preschool conveniently located in Portland, Oregon?   If you are like me, you want an environment where your child can learn and develop important social skills, but also a place where they can feel safe, are deeply loved and cared for — all mixed with fun.  I believe HILLTOP Preschool & Kindergarten is that place!

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In order to consider the unique learning styles of each child, we make sure our early education program consists of both indoor and outdoor activities, alternating active and quiet play, and a balance of child-directed and teacher-directed learning time. One of the elements that makes Hilltop unique is our developmentally appropriate curriculum, structured to meet the individual needs of each child. Our staff accomplishes this with a balance of child/teacher–directed learning times, a hands–on approach to learning, and Christian faith & values. You can see Inside the Classroom and even view our Enrichment Programs right.

We help families on the go with After School Care (A.S.K.), drop in opportunities for Lunch Bunch and Kid's Club, parenting classes with FREE childcare, and a host of wonderful and creative school and family activities.

We hire only the best at HILLTOP Preschool & Kindergarten.  You can meet our teaching team right here. Our staff has gone through a rigorous interview and background check process, completed infant/child CPR and first aid training, receive ongoing child development training, and are Oregon State Certified. All of our teachers are equipped with the necessary early childhood education, which meets or exceeds requirements set forth by HILLTOP Preschool & Kindergarten and the State of Oregon to fulfill the special role of teaching and caring for young children.  But, we don't just stop there, because a licence, certificate or degree does not guarantee a great teacher.  Our teaching staff must also demonstrate a loving and nurturing heart AND a "call" to work with young children. We take pride in our teachers understanding the special nuances of Love and Logic for classroom management and the developmental needs of your child.

Hilltop is an outreach ministry of Portland Christian Center.  We welcome individuals of every race, gender, and religion to our school family.  All programs, activities, and curriculum are taught from a Biblical worldview and grounded in principles and teachings of Jesus. We also enjoy the full backing and support of the church, it's Pastoral staff and support teams, as we aim to enrich the lives of you and your child.

The entire staff at HILLTOP Preschool & Kindergarten considers it a joy and a privilege to participate in the development of the young children entrusted to us. We look forward to sharing all that God has planned for your family at HILLTOP Preschool & Kindergarten.

Cindy Easton
School Administrator
HILLTOP Preschool & Kindergarten