WAEYC Conference
Washington Association for the Education of Young Children
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Office hours vary. Please email to schedule a registraiton appointment by phone.

Thursday Tours

Morning 9:00am-12:00pm

Morning Tour: Hilltop Children’s Center Observation Visit

Studies continue to affirm what we as early learning professionals have long known, that children benefit greatly from access to quality play-based and child-centered learning opportunities. Join us for a tour of Hilltop Children’s Center, a Seattle preschool known internationally for its engaging classroom environments, reflective teaching practice, and responsive approach to curriculum development. Visitors will engage in observations of classroom environments and child-teacher
interactions, review stories of children’s work in the classrooms, and get an introduction to the pedagogical values that guide Hilltop’s approach to teaching and learning.
Tour time: 9:30am - 11:30am
WA State Early Learning Core Competency: Professional Development and Leadership
Who Should Attend: Interested Professionals
This session has an additional $20 fee.

Hilltop Visitor Guide

Afternoon 2:00pm-5:00pm

Afternoon Tour: Bright Horizons Center Bothell Observation Visit


Bothell Bright Horizons a NAEYC accredited, community-based Early Education and child care school. Our state of the art facility, comprehensive curriculum, low teacher to child ratios and small group sizes, and educated and experienced professional staff provides our children with an exceptional learning experience. We offer strong parent partnerships by offering special family events and parent education, as well as daily communication.
Tour time: 2:30pm-4:30pm
WA State Early Learning Core Competency: Professional Development and Leadership
Who Should Attend: Interested Professionals
This session has an additional $20 fee.