About Us

About Us

In 2003, Bottega Child Development Center emerged from a realization that there was a need in our community to create a school that offered children opportunities to have a voice, think, and explore their interest so they may grow to be lifelong learners. Sylvia De Armas –director of Bottega Child Development Center – dedicated ten years to studying, teaching and researching, inspired by the Reggio Emilia Philosophy of Education, and the social constructivism theories of Piaget, Vygotsky, Dewey and many other researchers. On June 19, 2013 Bottega opened their doors in a new state of the art facility, offering a unique program that focuses on the whole child.


We believe that a child that feels safe and happy, develops an open disposition for learning. Our role as educators is to facilitate opportunities for children to express themselves using multiple forms of communication leading them to have more significant understanding of who they are as individuals, thinkers and as students.

aboutBottega Child Development Center is an innovative learning facility dedicated to practicing the highest standards of early childhood education. Our world is increasingly facing rapid changes that demand children to be prepared for this complex and competitive society. It is not enough for children to master the 3R’s, reading, writing, and arithmetic presently tested in today’s school. It is our belief that we must go above and beyond the basics and prepare our students for the 4C’s; communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity.

Bottega Child Development Center is a member of state and nationally recognized early childhood organizations, such as the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the North American Reggio Emilia Alliance.