We Encourage Curiosity and Joy with our Interactive Play Space.
A wondrous world of discovery awaits...
Designed To Inspire.
When you walk through our doors, you can find classes that spark curiosity, drop-in sessions offering meaningful play and activities, engaging workshops and a beautiful selection of purposefully curated toys that foster learning and development.
For four years, we have evolved and continued to push through the average to create something beautiful that can be shared and cherished with our local families.
An Interactive Play Space For Discovery.
MIMMO Wonder is inspired by community and discovery. At our core, we follow the Reggio Emilia approach to child-led growth, affirming that a child’s joy and development comes from being truly engaged rather than simply entertained.
With that top of mind, our studio and classes are creatively designed to cultivate learning and exploration. An inspiring environment for your children to thrive within.
The greatest discovery in life is self-discovery.
The MIMMO Wonder Team
The staff at MIMMO Wonder are different than you will find at any other local play outlet for children. Our team is comprised of educators with backgrounds in early child development and have hands on experience working with children to inspire learning and foster knowledge. The Wonder Team is on-hand to curate play and make recommendations to parents to create a model for home learning.
Heather is a West Hartford native and mama of two amazing grownups. She is an entrepreneur with a strong passion for everything “kids” and all things beautiful. Creator, idea lover, with a “sky is the limit” outlook. Heather's professional career started at a young age and bloomed over 25 years until 2018 when MIMMO was born. You can find Heather both behind the scenes and front and center with her strive for perfection, helping bring the magic and joy to life with her amazing team.
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Julie is our programming director, social media manager, and lead facilitator. She is a mama, wife, teacher, artist, and photographer. Captivated by nature, laughter and art. Part hippie, full gemini, Julie has been teaching little ones for many years and brings her enthusiastic, curious energy to our studio classes and behind the scenes here at MIMMO. We are grateful for her vibes!
With MIMMO since its inception, Cheri brings her joyful personality as our studio coordinator and lead facilitator. Cheri loves spending time with her dad and brothers at the beach. The sand, sun, and ocean inspire her to bring natural elements into the studio. Cheri is very passionate about the Reggio Emilia approach. Her thoughtful curation of a prepared environments set the scene perfectly for open ended play.
Lauren is a music enthusiast, animal lover, and adventure seeker. She has found her spot here at MIMMO as our atelierista and facilitator! You can find her running our afternoon art class, as well as facilitating some of our studio classes! Lauren’s role at MIMMO has allowed her to share her passion for creativity and let her inner child shine!
Rachel is excited to be using her child development degree here at MIMMO. She loves reading, baking, and all things cozy. Rachel can be found at MIMMO’s Saturday morning pop-ups, birthday parties, and as a teacher in the studio. She brings awesome organization and calmness to any space.
Chelsea is our lead party facilitator and a wonderful new addition to our studio team! You can find her in the Wonder Bar, camps, parties and in the studio for classes. She is passionate about creating experiences that foster creativity, curiosity and joy! She is committed to social and environmental justice as well as celebrating diversity!
A mamma to her son Jax and kitten Greyson, she enjoys coffee, meditating running, reading, photography and watching horror movies. Outside of Mimmo she is a research assistant in the neuroscience department at Trinity College.