My son went to a private home daycare for his first year and I didn't get the chance to experience Hillcrest until he was about 14 months old. He is a very active little boy who likes to climb and get into things. His first teacher at Hillcrest was Laura who cares for the toddlers. I'm fairly certain that you could not find anyone better in this world to care for children. She was patient, caring and made learning fun and exciting. Our son was able to do amazing things in her class. He regressed slightly after entering the next class because they concentrate so much on rules and are more strict and it took him some time to get used to. But, our son is very hyper and trouble tends to find him and we could not have asked for a better place. I give them a lot of credit for helping to improve his behavior and work on his weaknesses and indulge his strengths. If we were to have another child I would definitely send them to Hillcrest. Try them and you'll be very pleased.
Pros: great staff, great programs, lots of playtime and art time
Cons: not as much pool activity as other daycares. only a drawback for us because our son LOVES water