About the Hill preschool

The Hill Preschool is committed to providing high quality care and education. We focus on the whole child and support the development of social-emotional, language, cognitive, and physical skills.

We believe that young children learn best through play. Our school’s approach to care and education is closely aligned with current educational theory that supports the importance of children engaging in hands-on learning. Young children gain knowledge of the world and develop competence across learning domains when given the opportunity to actively explore.

The Hill Preschool follows the Creative Curriculum. The Creative Curriculum is a research-based curriculum that carefully considers the latest theory on child development and how children learn.

Our learning environments include our classrooms, playground, and the larger community. Community resources, including local parks and museums, are an integral part of our curriculum.


Leadership

Danielle Lacroix, Executive Director Danielle works to build strong partnerships with the children, families, and staff, as well as the larger Hill community. A passionate and hands-on educator, Danielle believes deeply in the lasting impact of early childhood experiences. She has spent over 20 years in the early childhood field as a classroom teacher, staff trainer, consultant, curriculum specialist, and administrator.  Danielle holds a BA from Lesley University in Early Childhood Education and has completed graduate coursework from George Mason University in Curriculum and Instruction for Diverse Learners

Danielle Lacroix, Executive Director

Danielle works to build strong partnerships with the children, families, and staff, as well as the larger Hill community.

A passionate and hands-on educator, Danielle believes deeply in the lasting impact of early childhood experiences. She has spent over 20 years in the early childhood field as a classroom teacher, staff trainer, consultant, curriculum specialist, and administrator. 

Danielle holds a BA from Lesley University in Early Childhood Education and has completed graduate coursework from George Mason University in Curriculum and Instruction for Diverse Learners

LaTae Reeves, Assistant Director LaTae brings over a decade of experience in early childhood education to her role at The Hill Preschool where she partners with each classroom teaching team to develop the most effective ways of implementing curriculum and assessment tools for every age group. Over the past 10 years, she has worked as a classroom teacher, age-level coordinator, program coordinator, and in a variety of administrative roles.  She holds an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education and is completing her BA in Human Development with a concentration in Preschool.

LaTae Reeves, Assistant Director

LaTae brings over a decade of experience in early childhood education to her role at The Hill Preschool where she partners with each classroom teaching team to develop the most effective ways of implementing curriculum and assessment tools for every age group.

Over the past 10 years, she has worked as a classroom teacher, age-level coordinator, program coordinator, and in a variety of administrative roles. 

She holds an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education and is completing her BA in Human Development with a concentration in Preschool.