TV SHOW GUEST 02.11.2014 CREATIVITY AND INTELLIGENCE. Nicole Root, Founder of Explorations Play Studio, located here in Charlottesville, has a passion for creating environments that are pleasing to the eye, welcoming to the soul, and inspiring to the mind. She is continually amazed to see what children create when they have access to open-ended materials, time and support. Her newest endeavor includes offering sensory-rich, hands-on play to seniors in assisted living facilities.
She has a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Art from the College of Wooster and an M.A. in Early Childhood Education from Wheelock College in Boston. Before coming to Charlottesville in 2003, she taught pre-school school and Kindergarten for many years in Washington D.C .
Nicole lives in Earlysville with her husband and two daughters, ages nine and thirteen.