~Come and Join Our Adventure~
Welcome! I am Lisa Campbell-Erwin, owner and teacher at Hilltop House Forest School, located in Maple Ridge, BC. I am a BC certified elementary school teacher and have taught Kindergarten and Grade 1 for 14 years and have been an ECE educator for 10. Hilltop House has grown from my respect and admiration of the Reggio philosophy of teaching and my love of nature and being outdoors.
It is my belief that children learn best through hands on exploration that is created and motivated by their own interests. My job, as their teacher, is to observe, document and listen closely to each child in order to foster and guide their individual learning journey, each day that we are together.
Our program is a child-led, play-based program that is held 100% outdoors at Albion Park in Maple Ridge. Our program follows the children's interests through the seasons and every type of weather. We will be outside playing in the rain, snow and sunshine - learning about our local environment, weather and animals through exploration and play. This program is run with a very low ratio (6 children, per 1 ECE qualified teacher) to promote safety in the outdoors and provide optimal support and guidance.