Nothing Without Joy

Loris Malaguzzi

The Playful Solutions Philosophy

We believe that children are born with a hundred languages. The Hundred Languages of Children communicate their vast potential, diversity, and flexibility to express a growing knowledge of the world around them. Our goal at Playful Solutions is to strengthen and deepen these languages by creating intensely rich experiences and environments for you and your children.

Meet the Pedagogistas

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I am a teacher and a mom who has seen the incredibly powerful impact the Reggio Emilia philosophy can have on young children. I began my journey at the Early Learning Centers in Lawrence Township, first as a co-teacher and later as a lead teacher in my own classroom.

I continued to teach, grow, and learn alongside my colleagues and students until my daughter was born. I then left the classroom to create a home learning environment built on the same foundations of curiosity and self-confidence I valued in the classroom. It is important to me that our home environment and school culture reflect those same beliefs.

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As a wife, mom, and business owner, I'm passionate about my family and my career. My business background and experience comes from owning and managing 401 Fitness, a successful Personal Training and Corporate Wellness business. There, I developed and implemented several corporate wellness programs for small and large corporations to benefit their employees’ wellness.

Coming from the corporate world as a busy, multi-tasking mom, it was important to me to create an environment for my family that is inviting, respectful, and allows for both independent and supervised play. I'm excited to work with a team that can bring a similar environment into your home or learning community!

Our Services

We offer a variety of services for both family and educational settings. Our unique approach is inspired by the work of Loris Malaguzzi, founder of the Reggio Emilia approach. We believe children are active participants in their own quest for knowledge.

Contact us to learn more about how we can help your school, daycare, or family.

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Family Services

For families, we offer interactive seminars that explore independent play, conflict resolution, problem solving, and managing big emotions.

At Playful Solutions we also offer home environment consultation and design. Our spaces are designed to grow with your children from infancy through elementary age. Our developmentally based techniques support the topics covered in our seminars such as independent play and problem solving.

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Educator Services

Playful Solutions works alongside administrators and educators to create programs and environments that allow children to take an active part in their learning. Our innovative spaces are inviting, flexible, encourage community, and allow for diverse sensory experiences.

Beyond environmental design, we also offer professional development services that focus on project coaching, Environment as the Third Teacher, the Image of the Child, and implementation of Project Approach teaching.

Let's Talk

Interested in our services? Use this form to send us any questions you have or to get started with any of our professional or family services. We'd love to hear from you.

We're based in central Indiana and primarily serve Hamilton County and the surrounding areas. If you're farther away and are interested in our services, let us know. We'll see what we can do!