Hours of Operation

Hillcrest is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. It is essential that all families are out of the building by 6:00 p.m., minus Board Meeting nights, to ensure compliance with labor laws.

The center closes in observation of the following scheduled holidays:

  • New Year’s Day (January)
  • President’s Day (February)
  • Memorial Day (May)
  • Independence Day (July)
  • Labor Day (August/September)
  • Thanksgiving Day (November)
  • Friday following Thanksgiving (November)
  • Christmas Day (December)

If a holiday falls on a weekend, either the Friday before or the Monday after, Hillcrest will be closed in observance of the holiday.

Hillcrest closes for In-Service days throughout the year which parents are notified of in advance. These days are used to conduct training for the staff. Families who are on a part-time enrollment cannot attend another day of the week if we are closed on their regularly attending days without following the procedures outlined in the Enrollment section. Most years the In-Services are aligned with the following dates and are approved by the Board of Directors before the current calendar year:

  • Martin Luther King Day (January)
  • Seward’s Day (March)
  • Friday’s before Memorial Day (May)
  • Friday before Labor Day (August/September)
  • Alaska Day (October)
  • Veterans Day (November)

Occasionally, the Board will close the center to accommodate special needs, such as facilities maintenance. When this occurs, parents will be notified in advance to make alternative child care arrangements.