Upcoming Events

John Nimmo in classroomDecember 8, 2017, 6:30-8:30pm, Rainier Arts Center, 3515 South Alaska St., Seattle, WA. Hilltop Educator Institute: Educator Discussion Series. The Voices of Children: A Documentary and Dialogue on Children’s Rights.
Presenter: John Nimmo
Children have the right to be heard. Through language, drawings, movement, and play, children strive to communicate their beliefs, understandings, and needs. But often children’s experiences are discounted, their contributions to society minimized, and their voices silenced. If we listen to children’s ideas and closely observe their actions, what can we learn of their views about their world?
Please join us for the Seattle premier of the groundbreaking short documentary film, Voices of Children, and engage in discussion with one of the film’s creators, John Nimmo. This documentary aims to expand on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child by advocating for a more inclusive view of children’s rights, from the perspective of the children themselves. An international team of educators and filmmakers journeyed to sites in five countries, sparking conversations about “rights,” and then stepped back and invited the children to speak for themselves.
More information and registration at www.hilltopcc.com/film or email institute@hilltopcc.org.

Feb. 20, 2018,  Hilltop Children’s Center, Seattle, WA. Professional Development Anti-bias Education Workshop for Faculty 
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan

March 23, 2018, 9:00am-12:00pm, Edmonds Community College, Edmonds, WA. OPEP (Organization of Parenting Education Programs) State Wide Conference. Creating Inclusive Communities through Family-School Partnerships
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan


April 23, 2018,  7:30-9:00pm, Wedgwood Cooperative Preschool, Seattle, WA. Spring Parent Meeting.  Creating Inclusive Communities: Anti-bias Education 
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan


May 16, 2018, 6:30-8:30pm, PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support) Community Talk, Seattle, WA. Creating inclusive communities: Responding to children’s questions about differences.
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan
 This workshop will provide families and educators with a framework for anti-bias education and practical tips on how to respond to children’s comments and questions about differences, how social identity develops in young children and beyond, and how to have courageous conversations about potentially challenging topics.