More than 700 Gymboree Play & Music Program franchises in over 40 countries prove what we've known for more than 35 years--play and music combined with learning is serious business! We bring fun, creativity and friendship to our customers and our franchisees too!

As the creator and leader in interactive children's play, music, art and development programs, we've built a business system with an unequalled reputation. Our unique approach has created a loyal customer base that continues to grow worldwide. Our franchisees also have the advantage of being part of a rapidly growing Gymboree brand. We are quickly expanding in U.S. markets and opening new franchises all over the world.

About Gymboree Play & Music 

Gymboree Play & Music began in 1976. Our founder, Joan Barnes, recognized the lack of classes or groups for infants and their parents and began a "test" Gymboree class. It was an instant success. Two years later, Gymboree began to franchise its unique program and we have been growing ever since.  When a parent and their child attend a Gymboree Play Program they will participate in the "Level" that represents not only the child's age but also the developmental tasks he is working on. As certain steps are achieved the child will move up to the next level.  In addition to our core play programs we have additional Gymboree designed classes that are developmentally based and offered year around. This includes Music, Art and School Skills for those older childern (which in most sites, is a drop off class).