Gymboree Play & Music is a brand recognized around the world for our specially designed education classes that incorporate new technology with classic learning techniques to engage young minds. The class curriculum developed by experienced child development program directors works to incorporate a balanced whole-child approach with activities to support your child from birth to age five.
So, what makes our Thousand Oaks location so special?
We take the Gymboree Play & Music philosophy to heart. Every component of our location reflects that. We’ve made a big investment in finding and educating our teachers in early childhood development. Your child’s development & happiness is very important to us, so we are working to cultivate and develop the most invested teachers we can find. We update and refine our class schedules every quarter and we change our lesson plans and rotate our play-floor equipment every three weeks. This focus on teaching and lesson plans allowing us to offer a thorough curriculum for every level of learning, ages 0-5 – including preschool!
In addition to our core classes, we have a School Skills Preschool Program (3-5 Years) building conﬁdence and curiosity for kids. This drop-off program includes both independent and group learning activities that require cooperation and self-awareness while encouraging communication with peers.
We have a strong focus on family
Our parents are important to us as well and because of this, we offer bi-weekly Date Nights / Parents Night Out drop off events and we even have some occasional Drop n’ Shop times.
We offer a full family approach with special holiday events, family classes, open gyms, club Gymbo and more. Our family classes allow parents with multiple children ages 0-5 to benefit from a space where children can be creative, explore, and express themselves with the comfort of their caregivers by their side. We have weekends and special evening memberships that are tailored for working parents! Be sure to ask our staff about “Dad-urday”, the first Saturday of the month that is specifically tailored to Dads, little ones, and having fun.
Our location has special holiday parties that are fun for the family! We have a Special Winter Wonderland party with Santa in December, a Sweetheart party in February, Baby Prom in April, Summer Camps (June - August), a Back-To-School event in late August/early September, and Gymboween in October. These combined with many more opportunities for your family to get together and make terrific memories.
Membership has its privileges - Perks/Benefits
We also offer a few special classes that are available exclusively for Gymboree Play & Music members-only:
- Story Time (6mo - 5yr) Our teachers and Gymbo will take you through an exciting series of themed stories, special fun activities, games and of course our signature Gymboree favorites. We focus on language skills through print, sign language, and verbal communication. We then apply the story theme to our play equipment to further promote understanding on the story. This promotes social and emotional development through stories as well as literacy skills and comprehension. The inclusive age range promotes connections with children of different ages!
- Baby Lab (up to 10mo) Baby Lab is Gymboree’s new S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) based program that puts babies in the lab to explore the senses and support visual and auditory development with tummy time, flashlight play, first songs and more.
- Walkers Wednesday (10-18mo) This is a special class just for new walkers. This class encourages our new walkers to help develop their cognitive development through the exploration of S.T.E.A.M. We utilize a child-initiated approach to gather children’s interests and expand their knowledge.
- Play Lab (2-5yr) This class takes STEAM learning beyond what can be found in many traditional class settings. Scientific Thinking, Problem Solving, Art, Sensory Experiences, and Whole Child Innovation are the driving forces behind these classes, with an approach that inventive play instills confidence that they can bring their ideas into matter and share innovation with a world that is listening.
Our members experience some pretty great discounts in-store as well!
- Unlimited Classes Members receive a 10% discount of Birthday Parties
- All-Inclusive Unlimited Classes Members receive a 20% discount off Birthday Parties and all merchandise.
- Every week we feature a different product of the week and we offer an extra 10% off that product for all members.
- We also offer specialized membership options like a military discount, sibling discounts, and twin/multiples discounts!
In addition to great classes, our location has some terrific local community involvement initiatives. We host special events around the local community and partner with libraries, local charities and more so that we can give back. It’s important for us to support the community that we live and play in. We’ve partnered with organizations like James Storehouse to give back to families of foster children in our area and local libraries like Camarillo Public Library to bring our Gymboree creativity outside of our four walls.
Celebrate Birthdays with Gymbo
We specialize in fantastic birthday parties! Gymboree Play & Music Thousand Oaks offers a variety of Birthday Party packages to meet every child’s age and interests (1-6-year-old). Parties can be held in our store, in your neighborhood park, or public outdoor space. We will create a private, personalized party experience filled with kid-friendly activities with zero clean up! A discount on birthday party prices is given to each of our members.
Book A Birthday Party
We’d love for your family to come in and discover all that Gymboree Play & Music Thousand Oaks has to offer.