Gymboree Play & Music Thousand Oaks Preschool Programs

Preschool Focusing on School Readiness

Build the key social, emotional, and intellectual skills needed for school and life with our specially designed school readiness preschool programs. Choose from Pre-school Steps for 2-3 year-olds and School Skills Preschool for 3-5 year-olds. Both programs help develop confidence, curiosity, communication, perseverance, and cooperation while giving your child a solid foundation for future learning environments. We serve the greater Thousand Oaks, CA areas and welcome families from around the Conejo Valley, including Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Simi Valley, Moorpark, Camarillo, and more.


Our curriculum, including our preschool program, is designed by educational experts and incorporates activities that build confidence, encourage curiosity, promote independent learning, and develop language, problem-solving and social skills. We do this through a combination of academic practices, arts and crafts, and play. Your preschooler will be taught letters, numbers, and shapes as well as other preschool concepts that encourage a positive introduction into education.


Pre-school Steps
(2-3 years)

This preschool program is an add on for your 2-3 year old’s membership that allows for a 30 min addition of time to Explorer’s classes where parents step away, out of sight, and let children experience communication, friendship, creativity and confidence in a program. The program features unique play-based activities, games, books, and puzzles that expand language and support pre-literacy as they prepare your little one for preschool!

School Skills Preschool
(3-5 years)

This drop-off 2 hour preschool program builds confidence and curiosity for kids by incorporating both independent and group learning activities that require cooperation and self -awareness while encouraging communication with peers. Children are ready to embark on a classroom experience without their adults by their side. They are ready to collaborate and negotiate with their peers and learn ways to communicate and play together. Children will be challenged to work together as a class on collaborative games and activities!

Thousand Oaks Preschool: What Is Your Preschooler Learning?

Once your child reaches preschool age, your toddler is growing into a big kid. They’ve accomplished major milestones and are beginning to do many things on their own. Before they begin our preschool program, children are learning to identify colors and shapes, sorting objects, saying a word or two or even complete sentences. We celebrate each child’s strengths here at Gymboree Play & Music Thousand Oaks —from the active child who loves to climb and jump to the quiet child who’d prefer to do a puzzle or hide in tunnels. It’s important to recognize each child’s personality and support their individuality. Exposure to a variety of group activities allows children to develop their own interests and explore many different experiences with others their own age while preparing them through school readiness for academic success.

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Gymboree Play & Music Philosophy:

Our programs are designed to support your child’s first 5 years of life. These are the most critical years of your child’s development! Your preschooler will encounter many opportunities that will strengthen their confidence and their ability to communicate and cooperate with others. These social skills are the foundation for school success. We can be proud when our child recognizes letters and numbers, however, we firmly believe preschoolers should also have opportunities to be creative and be makers of their own play. We encourage your child’s curiosity and interests and will integrate their thoughts and ideas in the program.

Preschool Programs & Activities

Our programs are designed in our unique environment with your child’s age and development in mind.


Kids need to move—a lot!

Your child needs the freedom and choices to move and develop their body and their brain! Our slides, ramps, and tunnels are specially designed to encourage their balance, coordination, and strength.


We value socialization.

Social Gatherings, movement, dance, and sing-a-longs with our colorful parachute provide a familiar ritual for preschoolers who thrive and learn through repetition. We’ll also work together with bubbles, songs, and Gymbo!


We’ve got fun props!

We use a variety of fun and engaging manipulatives such as lacing beads, puzzles, dress up, art materials, and building blocks to support your child’s play.


We have an amazing team.

The teachers and staff at Gymboree Play & Music are trained through our very own training program designed by experts in the field of Early Childhood Education. We are here to give your child a positive foundation for future learning.

Developmental milestones you might see during the preschool years include…

First Friend

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First time Sharing

Creative Imaginations

Pretend play

Testing limits

Independece: “I want to do it myself”

Pre-school Steps – Explorers Add-on

$40/mo add-on

  • 2-3 year-olds 30 min drop off Pre-school Steps class add-on
  • Must have an active Child or Family Membership
  • Immediately following Explorers classes, check the schedule for opportunities
  • Flexible Booking Thru Our App or Website.

Choose Pre-school Steps – Explorers Add-on

School Skills Classes

$159 or $299/mo

  • 3-5 year-olds 2-hour School Skills full drop off program
  • 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM on Tuesdays & Thursdays
  • Choose 1 or 2 days per week
  • Includes Unlimited Open Gym Classes
  • There is a one time $45 registration fee for the School Skills preschool program

Choose School Skills Once or Twice A Week Membership

When it’s time to move up!

Our preschool program and philosophies are developed by the ZERO to THREE group and taught by our teachers to ensure that all toddlers and future. Each Gymboree Play & Music program is designed for your preschooler’s age and development. We’ll help you find the right path for your development and learning goals ahead!

Gymbo looks forward to seeing you and your little one in an upcoming class very soon!

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