Meet our Faculty

Day Care Faculty in Liberty Hill TX

Finding a quality daycare provider in today’s day-and-age can be a challenging task. At Hilltop Children’s Center, we hire only the most qualified teachers and childcare professionals. All of our daycare providers are required to have all required ECE units. Background checks are also performed on every member of our staff. All of our staff our staff are CPR and First-aid certified.

Hilltop Children’s Center  a facility for child care near Liberty Hill TX, is more than just a place of creative learning. We are not just babysitters or day care staff; we give your child the best medium of learning for their own good.

Our teachers make sure that the children we are teaching right now will become responsible leaders, professionals and sensible members of the community – with a good will and a good heart.

Our staff are continuously learning and growing so that we may nurture a peaceful environment and surround the children with understanding, warmth and love.

Our Director


Dr P. J. Yazdi received her doctorate from Texas Woman’s University in 2004 and completed a dietetic internship at  the University of Texas in Austin. While in graduate school, she worked at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston as a graduate research assistant on a national nutrition and breast cancer study. She also taught nutrition at Houston Community College for several years. In addition, she was the head nutrition consultant for FIT4LIFE in Houston.

She has served as a nutrition consultant for Child Incorporated, the Federal Head Start program in Travis County. She is currently an adjunct professor at Culinary Department of Art Institute of Austin.

When her family moved to Austin in 2005, she chose to help her husband, Dr Hamid Yazdi, build his pediatric dental practice. In 2008, while starting a new nutrition counseling practice in Cedar Park, she helped her husband start his second practice, Liberty Hill Pediatric Dentistry.

In 2014, she saw the need for an educational childcare in the fast growing neighborhoods of East of Liberty Hill and decided to start a childcare center that emphasizes education, as well as healthy habits. As a working mom of two, she understands the challenges parents face balancing work and family and has set flexible programs to accommodate many different needs in the community. She believes in quality care and a loving, supportive environment for both children and parents.

Pre-K Teacher


My name is Maria Mercado. I grew up in Austin, Texas along with my parents, two brothers and sister. I have a little girl named Alexis who is my pride and joy. We tend to spend as much time as we can together.

I was a stay at home mom until Alexis turned 3. After that, I started working at Hilltop with my daughter joining me as a student. It was a great experience being able to work, spend the majority of my time with her, and watch her interact with other children.

The more I have worked here, the more I have come to realize that this is the type of work I would love to do for years to come. I am working on getting my CDA, and soon, an Early Childhood degree.

Toddler Teacher

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My name is Shelby. I recently moved to Texas. I grew up in Illinois. I used to work as an assistant manager at Dairy Queen. I like to spend time with my husband and my two fur babies.

I knew I always wanted to work with children, so I applied at Hilltop and got the job. I have come to find out how I love to work with children. I plan to get my CDA and continue working with children.

For every parent, the goal is the same when putting their child in a learning center. It is for their child to experience a fulfilling, memorable and wholesome education under the close supervision and guidance of trustworthy faculty. This is what you will definitely get when enrolling your child at Hilltop Children’s Center.

We invite you to meet with us personally. You can call us at 512-966-1106 to set an appointment.