Little Angels Child Care Center was started through the efforts of Avon employees, we opened on January 29, 1990 as the first on-site corporate child care center in Westchester County, NY. Within one year we opened our doors to the community at large. We are a Not for Profit organization governed by a Board of Directors.
Our current Director, Carmelita Bota joined the Little Angels Child Care Center in August, 2014. Carmelita Bota has over 30 years experience in the field of Early Childhood. Carmelita holds a BA and MS degrees in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, a Montessori Pre-Primary Credential and is a recognized Early Childhood Education trainer by the Office of Family Services and a training coordinator for the Child Care Council of Westchester. She has instructed ECE college level courses in collaboration with Empire State College. She is a member of NAEYC and is on the Board of the Westchster Association for the Education of Young Children.
We provide care for children ranging in ages 6 weeks – 5 years old. We are open 12 months a year from 7am -6pm.
We are licensed by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services and we strictly adhere to the standards set forth by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Our program prides itself on achieving the highest standards of care for young children. We provide developmentally appropriate activities for children in all groups. Group activities and individual exploration combine to make each child’s day fun and full of learning opportunities. We firmly believe that, with teacher facilitation and extension, children learn best through play.
The curriculum model we use is The Creative Curriculum. With this model children’s interests form the basis of where learning sprouts and developmental milestones are incorporated into purposeful planning. The possibilities are endless creating an environment that is always evolving. Our staff prioritizes meeting each child’s individual needs while maintaining a sense of community within the group. We place a special emphasis on nurturing children’s social skills.
Our physical environment consists of six classrooms and two playgrounds. We are conveniently located near the Village of Rye.