love    nurture    learn

who we are

Our Philosophy Pei-Pei’s Playhouse is grounded in the knowledge that learning and development happen through play. Whether this is an infant exploring textures and colors, a toddler practicing her first steps with a push-toy, or a preschooler’s pride in fitting puzzle pieces together, children’s most important developments happen while they play. At Pei-Pei’s Playhouse, we create a nurturing and safe environment designed to foster these types of experiences. Our goal is to care for your child, to provide opportunities to explore and learn safely, and to nurture and celebrate growth through consistent encouragement.


About Pei-Pei Pei-Pei Heikkinen has over a decade of experience in early childhood education. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, and a Master of Arts in Linguistics, but some of her best “know-how” has come from parenting her own children. Pei-Pei has shared her passion for teaching through tutoring children and as a college instructor. Her childcare experience includes serving as Assistant Director of The Activity Shop International Daycare (The Hague, The Netherlands), planning and facilitating activities for toddlers at various US daycare and school facilities, plus private tutoring and babysitting care for children in the US and abroad. Pei-Pei is multilingual—fluent in Mandarin Chinese and proficient in Dutch. Her balance of professionalism and playfulness create an environment you can trust to nurture your child’s growth.