Wizard of Oz Jayhawk at the entrance of Hilltop

About Hilltop

In the early 1970s, the February Sisters movement brought to the attention of the University of Kansas administration and student body the need for campus childcare. Through the combined efforts of Molly Laflin, then a representative on the Student Senate, and an initial allocation of $20,000 by the Student Senate, Hilltop opened at its original site on Jayhawk Boulevard in the fall of 1972. The center was originally established to provide care for children whose parents were in some way affiliated with the university, be they student, staff or faculty

Hilltop Curriculum

Hilltop utilizes Teaching Strategies Creative Curriculum and GOLD assessment in our early childhood classrooms.
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Second Step

Hilltop teachers will focus on the social emotional learning of the children utilizing Second Step
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Handwriting Without Tears

Hilltop will utilize Handwriting Without Tears to assist our students with introductory writing skills
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