Poway Hilltop Preschool is rated 5.0 out of 5 stars, based on 25 reviews!
The staff here is beyond amazing! All the teachers are kind, patient and personable. My son is now 3, began when he was 2 and loves this school.
Love love hilltop preschool it's a great school great teachers all so loving and kind to the kids. My daughter has been going to hilltop since she's been 2, the teachers have helped her so much, before she started she didn't talk and now has a disability of speech delay but since she started going there ,now she has full Conversation and just thriving there is no bad things I can say about hilltop or the staff. Just a great school highly recommended it
Hilltop is amazing. All the staff is very friendly. They have been great with my 2 yr old son and it truly feels like a little family. So happy we found them!
I Love Hilltop Preschool!! The Staff is AMAZING! Very Kind , Caring & Loving! My Son Has Been Going There For A Year Now & He Amazes Me Everyday W/ The New Things He Learns! The Teachers in The Rollie Polie Class Awesome! They Take Care Of Him , Teach Him & Help Him Grow! The Staff in The Other Classrooms Are Awesome As Well & W/ The New Expansion I Am SO Excited To Watch My Son Bloom! If You Are Looking For A Daycare/Preschool I HIGHLY Recommend This One! They Are Super Flexible & Will Work W/ Your Schedule! You Won't Be Disappointed!
Thank You Hilltop Preschool Team For Everything You Do For My Son! You Ladies Are AWESOME!!
My 10 month old was in the Rollie Pollie room with ms Kristen, ms Anna, and ms Taja and she loved going to school she would always get excited to go see ms Kristen in the morning. Ms Kristen would always give me updates on how she was doing.
Our grandson has been going to Hilltop for almost a year and he loves it!
The staff is awesome, the classroom is very clean and he loves all his little friends there.
Everyone there has the kids best interest in mind. I've seen personal interaction, story telling, games
My babies both go here and I love it! Joshy is in the Rollie pollie class and my little Savannah is in the bumblebee class. My babies are happy to go to school which is awesome, they always have fun little arts and crafts that are sent home (makes my heart melt) and the teachers are kind. We have been coming here for years and we are truly satisfied. Ms. Theresa and Ms. Marla are helpful, accommodating and quick to respond.
My 1 year old daughter goes to school here and I think that her teachers and all the staff are very friendly. They are so giving and caring, they let me know every tiny detail that happens with her everyday when I pick her up. She learns so play with other kids and she has grown so much. She so happy to go to school and when I go to pick her up she just keeps on playing with her teachers and friends. Kristen and Anna are the two teachers in her classroom and they are the best teachers. The entire staff there cares so much about all of the kids. In the older classes is awesome to see the art work that they complete its so cute. I just have to say I would definitely recommend this school to everyone!!
I am forever grateful for Hilltop Preschool. I started my daughter at Hilltop when she was 3 1/2 and immediately started to see that she was thriving. I took her out of school for a couple of months while I was out of work on maternity leave for my second child. When it came time to go back to work I contacted the owner, Marla, to see if they could take my daughter back and they took her back with open arms. She finished preschool at Hilltop and was ready for Kindergarten. Although she loves her new 'big girl school' she still talks about all of her favorite teachers. So, I'm sending a huge thank you to the wonderful staff at Hilltop Preschool!
My two-and-a-half year old son abolutely LOVES the teachers at this school, and the location and facilities are fantastic. My husband and I looked at several other schools before placing our son with Marla and her staff, and no others even came close. The teachers focus on learning, but always in a fun and relaxed way that allows the kids to be kids. This really is my son's second home and he talks about his friends and teachers constantly!
We've been sending our son to Marla and staff for over a year now and could not be more pleased. Our son always looks forward to going to school and has no complaints when dropped off or picked up... to me that pretty much says it all! They have great structure with art, music, and other lessons. Our son is always surprising us with new things he learned at school.
Best place to take your kids. My daughters been there for 3 years snd we feel like family with the staff. Amazing teachers!!
We love Hilltop Preschool! My son is three and he is really thriving there. He has a great time and talks about all his friends all the time. I love how much he is learning about his letters and colors and I love how many songs he comes home singing. He talks about Miss Kristin, Miss Martha and Miss Theresa all the time. I highly recommend!
I can't understand how anyone gives this school a low rating. Our daughter has been attending since she was 8 weeks old and there hasn't been a day when I worried about her in their care. Everyone is so sweet. Miss Kristen texts me pictures of my daughter during the day and always checks in with me about feeding, illness, medication, or any other issue. Miss Amanda is not even assigned to my daughter's class but comes in early to play with her. Miss Taja and Miss Janet are always attentive. Marla is super knowledgeable. My daughter is always happy to see her teachers and classmates, and she makes such cute holiday projects (maybe my baby spends some time on Pinterest?). Although I wish this preschool was a bit closer to my work (RB), it's worth the extra 20 mins/day driving. Love love love this place (and I hope yelp doesn't go hiding my review).
I currently have both of my children enrolled at Hilltop Preschool. My daughter in the rollie pollie class and my son in the caterpillar class. My son has been with Marla and her staff since he was three months old and I have never had any issues. The staff is very personable and I enjoy getting sent pictures and updates via text to keep me updated on how their days are going. Marla was more than happy to work out flexible times with my husband and my work schedule for the kids. My son gets so excited when he comes home to tell us all about his new adventures with his friends and all that he is learning. When he starts kindergarden this September, he is going to deeply miss his teachers and classmates. I would recommend this school to anyone looking for quality childcare and teaching.
Did I mention- I live and work in Scripps Ranch, but drive both of my kids to Hilltop Preschool everyday to ensure they will get the best and proper care while I am away from them.
We are so grateful to Hilltop Preschool!
Our son has attended Hilltop preschool from October 2012 - current (he is in the 4-year-old classroom). The teachers, staff and owner are very dedicated to the children. The owner, Marla, is amazing and runs an exceptional program! She is an integral part of all of the students' success and is involved daily with each classroom and the teachers. The staff genuinely care about the children's development. My son's teacher's, Ms. Theresa and Ms. Suzanne are incredible! I greatly appreciate their collaborative approach to my son's development, Kindergarten preparedness, self-esteem and socialization. They have an open-door policy, and I am always greeted by the staff and other students with a warm welcome. My son has grown so much since attending Hilltop Preschool; he is confident in himself and truly has a love for learning. He comes home from preschool and works on his letters, writing his name and various art work. Ms. Suzanne has encouraged my son to love learning his letters, letter sounds, sight words, and math concepts; she has a special way of making academics intriguing and fun for the students. Each morning the students work on centers (hands-on learning) fine motors skills, i.e, cutting paper, coloring, grasping small objects, sorting, use of scissors, shapes, colors, tracing and much more. Mrs. Theresa is so patient, calm and loving with the students. The children are given lots of outdoor playtime and exercise daily (something I fell is sadly lost at the elementary school level). My son always loves his adventures on the playground with his friends while discovering and nurturing their curiosity. The playground is beautiful and backs to a peaceful park-like setting surrounded by eucalyptus trees.
My son's class has recently planted a vegetable garden, which my son loves. They are learning about the life cycle of butterflies and frogs. Hilltop Preschool is a perfect balance of play based learning, structure throughout the children's day, and fun! My son always comes home with many wonderful stories to share about his day at preschool. He loves his teachers and has formed wonderful friendships with the other students. Most importantly, Hilltop Preschool is nurturing, loving and a very safe environment! I have complete confidence and trust when my son is at Hilltop Preschool. It has been such a joy to be apart of such an amazing program, and we are eternally grateful!
Our 2 1/2 year old son has been under Marla and her team's care for just over a year now. We feel they strike the right balance of structured learning and free play. Our son loves going to school to be with his friends and teachers. We're pleased with his progress and are always pleasantly surprised with the new skills he brings home -- counting numbers, naming shapes, reciting stories and songs, and good manners. We have full trust our teachers have our son's best interest and safety in mind. Everyone at Hilltop Preschool is friendly and personable. It's a good fit for us!
My 3 1/2 year old has attended Hilltop Preschool and Sunshine House preschool (the former facility) since he was 1. The staff members know him so well and always work with me to provide the best possible care on all levels. He has learned so many new things and people are always impressed by his ability to write and recognize letters and sing songs. Even my six year old enjoys attending Hilltop Preschool when she is on break! Marla and her team provide a consistent routine and a nurturing enviroment that allows my son to learn through experience and adventure.
My son has been attending Hilltop for about a year and both him and I could not be happier. All of the teachers are loving and attentive. He always has a good time, is well cared for, and is learning a lot. I would highly recommend them!
I am writing this review in response to the NEGATIVE posts Hilltop has received. I disagree with the YQ, Joe, and Shannon W.
I have two children at Hilltop and they both LOVE it! Ms. Carla is absolutely wonderful. She is such a great teacher. Both my 3 year old and 2 year old know their ABCs and count to 20! They know their colors and shapes pretty well too! I am very grateful as a working mom to have such an awesome place that looks after and teaches my two little ones. Ms. Amanda and Ms. Carla always meet me when I pick up the girls and they tell me how each of their days were. It means a lot to me that they CARE so so much! Ms. Marla, the director takes time out of her day to answer any questions, concerns, and just talk. She is always available...even when she is out of town!
All and All, I am very very comfortable leaving my children in the hands of Hilltop Preschool! I interviewed 4 schools before choosing Hilltop. Recently, I moved and Hilltop is out of my way, but I choose to keep my two little girls at Hilltop for a reason. They are WONDERFUL!!!
Thank You Ms Marla for creating such a wonderful and caring place!!!
Fantastic!! Can't be happier about Hilltop and Marla!!
Both of our daughters attend Hilltop and have for about the past year or so now. Such a great place I cannot recommend them enough! The development of both girls has been amazing, the teachers are attentive, polite and caring. Our children look forward to going each day and come back happy and enriched.
I notice that most of the poorly rated reviews are from people who clearly gave it one or two days before pulling their children out and jumping in with negative comments...please people, really? PLEASE look at the 'filtered reviews' to see more...
My daughter has attended Hilltop Preschool for about a year and a half. We have been more than happy with the program,
staff and the facility. My daughter is thriving more than I ever expected. Since she is my youngest, I have experienced other preschools in the area and I am actually bummed that I didn't know of Hilltop for my older child. My daughter will be more than ready for kindergarten far before she gets to go, but most importantly she is extremely happy and thriving.
Marla the owner is a great person. She loves working with children and has a passion for her business. She does everything in her power to make sure all the children and staff are happy. I know this because I worked their for almost a year. I'm writing a review to recommend this school to anyone. Other schools may have more things than others but hilltop preschool has an awesome director which is important. Miss Kirsten and miss Ana in the baby room care a lot about the babies and strive them to do well. Miss Carla is one of the most amazing teachers ever, she works in the 2-3 year old room. She uses her iPad for learning and allows them to express themselves through creativity and expression. And the p-k class is very structured and independent and the children are best friends.
Wondering why I'm writing this if I have left the preschool? Because I had an opportunity to have my own 3 year old classroom at a different preschool closer to my house. I wanted a challenge.
Great school :)
My son has been at Hilltop for a year and a half now, and we still love it. The curriculum is enriching, the teachers are nurturing, and it is an all-around great and positive environment for learning and play. Our family loves Hilltop and I still highly recommend it. Once again, do not be fooled by the few negative reviews. As someone who has had a long-term relationship with Marla and the school I can absolutely verify that it is an outstanding preschool.
Absolutely awesome place for kids!! Great teachers, clean facilities and my boys are learning so much!!!