ABOUT LITTLE PLANETS
If you've been to one of our outdoor Little Planets, you know that we believe a play area should inspire creativity, imagination, and joy! We are beyond excited to be opening a nature-inspired indoor Little Planets Playroom on Charlottesville's Downtown Mall with the same intentions. We are designing a space that will support the importance of open-ended play and we want children to be invited into an environment that is fun, beautiful, and that fosters a diverse, rich, and age-appropriate sensory experience.
Families will be able to enjoy the space with their children during open-play, groups for parents will be able to meet onsite and take advantage of on-site childcare, and we will occasionally offer a day for drop-off childcare and date nights. A private nursing nook will be available to all moms at no cost.
ABOUT EWA HARR
Ewa earned her B.A. in Psychology from the College of William and Mary and holds a Master's in Integral Counseling from the CA Institute of Integral Studies. She has worked as a Therapeutic Children’s Playroom Coordinator at the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center, a Child and Family Therapist, and a teacher.
Ewa draws from her experience with Waldorf and Montessori based environments, integral theories of child
development, & eco-psychology, to design magical play spaces for children. She currently resides with her husband and two sons in Charlottesville, VA.
ABOUT JACOB D'ANIELLO
D’Aniello was a financial systems designer for a billion-dollar technology consultancy. His then-girlfriend, Susan, was prepping for a nursing degree at Johns Hopkins University. In 2000, the pair parlayed that expertise into a new startup business plan: scooping dog poop for businesses and residents who couldn’t or wouldn’t themselves. Today, 34-year-old D’Aniello helms a 35-franchise company in 57 locations, its biggest in Fairfax, that aims to be the first national pet removal brand.