Find out what is happening at Bottega Child Development Center.
Alise Shafer, Director of Evergreen Community School has been an essential mentor for Bottega’s professional development. Sylvia De Armas, Claudia Carmona and Widad Akle traveled to Evergreen Community School to learn from Alise and her faculty. They have translated the Reggio Emilia Approach using the Social Constructivist Framework in an American Context.
In a blink of an eye the magic moment became a reality after 12 years of dreaming, working, planning, and remodeling, it was time to open Bottega’s doors! Bottega is eternally grateful to the Engineers and General Contractors of the project, Enrique Fernandez, Cristina Moreno, and Paul Camacho (not in picture). Their guidance, and hard work made the school so beautiful!
At the end of our first year Bottega culminated the year with their First Gallery Night…they unveiled their Master Pieces…The Students! The parents were impressed with the documentation panels the teachers created featuring each child. The teachers were able to capture special moments during the year showing each child’s developmental progress.
As Bottega grew so did the involvement of our family community. Projects began to emerge that needed the expertise of our parents. Moments like these are priceless, demonstrating how important the partnerships Bottega forms with the families.