A Texas-based company known for ensuring children are on the proper growth development path experiences its own growth internationally. Little Land reached an agreement to open more than 100 locations in the next three years across China. The first location in Beijing is expected to open by mid-2019.
“Child development is not something left to chance,” said Ernie Beltz, Jr., co-founder and CEO of Little Land. “With the use of our specially designed equipment, parents see that play has purpose along with being fun for their children.”
Little Land will be a first of its kind concept in China and offers a much-needed reprieve from technology. In China, the number of children is growing quickly, and families have identified the need for specific activities to ensure their children develop on-track.
In 2014, Ernie Beltz Jr. and Debbie Garcia-Beltz, OTR/L founded the Little Land concept. Debbie has spent nearly 20 years as a pediatric occupational therapist and used her experience to create the gym’s model. All play equipment at Little Land is designed by pediatric therapists to enhance physical, sensory, and social development while being a fun activity.
“We are thrilled with the company’s progress, but when we think about how many young lives will be better because of Little Land, it’s those results that make the Little Land concept a success for children and for the business,” Debbie Garcia-Beltz said.
Little Land has seven locations open in Texas with nine additional locations planned to open in Texas by Summer 2019.
For more information, visit littlelandplaygym.com.