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Sweethearts (2-3 years)

Ms. Colleen | Lead Teacher 
Ms. Colleen (Ms. CoCo) has been a part of the Hillcrest team for 9 years! She holds a Master’s degree in School Counseling, and previously trained staff on trauma informed care at Head Start facilities around the country before joining our team full time in May. Ms. CoCo's work hours are 7:45am - 4:45pm. 


Becca S. | Assistant Teacher

Ms. Becca has worked in the early childhood education field for 8 years. She joined our teaching team in 2016. She is First Aid and CPR certified and works full time from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • An invigorating classroom where children begin to discover their independence and capabilities

  • A print rich environment promotes letter recognition

  • Teachers promote independence by allowing children to repeat skills until they are mastered

  • Children have daily opportunities for exploratory play

  • Materials are plentiful and kept on low, open shelves for the children to have easy access to them

  • This classroom is licensed for up to fourteen children

  • Lesson plans consist of activities in social emotional growth, motor skill development, acquisition of language, cognitive development and Christianity

  • Activities are planned using individual time, small groups, large groups, and music and movement

  • Hands on activities promote the development of fine motor skills necessary for writing

  • Children develop social emotional skills of entering play, taking turns and playing with other children

  • Teachers read to children in group and individual settings

  • Teachers encourage and welcome parent participation and involvement

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