We're in this together

Welcome to Hillcrest Preschool, where we nurture each child’s holistic growth and development through the transformative power of play. Our approach encourages exploration, creativity, and social development, supported by a curriculum that promotes physical, emotional, and cognitive growth.
Embracing the inherent curiosity of each child, we foster inclusivity, diversity, and community, guiding young minds to connect with the natural world and cultivate a lifelong passion for learning.
With a balanced blend of structure and flexibility, we cherish each child’s unique abilities, fostering a positive self-image and preparing them for a bright and confident future.
Established in 1970 by University Christian Church, Hillcrest Preschool has been dedicated to providing quality child care at affordable rates to the San Diego community.
Our rich history reflects our commitment to inclusivity, as we integrate basic humanistic values such as love, respect, acceptance, and inclusion, without teaching any specific religion.
We welcome children aged 18 months to kindergarten, offering both Full-Day and Half-Day programs. Inspired by holistic principles and educational philosophies, our curriculum is designed to nurture the whole child, fostering physical, emotional, social, creative, and cognitive growth. With a focus on encouraging positive self-images, we strive to illuminate the hidden abilities within each child.

Our Programs

We welcome kids from 18 months to 6 years. We offer Full-day (8:00am-5:00pm) or Half-day programs (8:00am-noon), Part-Time (2-5 days) or Full Time, Monday through Friday.



3900 Cleveland Ave
San Diego, CA  92103 


Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Phone: 619-295-4147
Email: director@hillcrestpreschool.org