See what our franchisees are saying.

David and I feel incredibly privileged to be part of the Gymboree Play and Music family. We believe in the Gymboree programming and continue to marvel at the impact our classes have on all the little ones and families that walk through our doors. Being a Gymboree owner has truly been a rewarding experience and we look forward to many more wonderful years!
— Danielle Culbertson
Teachers here are awesome! We are enrolled with Ms. Melanie in her music class and she conducts her class with so much enthusiasm that my 9 month old baby is so attentive to her. Even my husband and I who are not so much on dancing find ourselves movin’ and groovin’. It’s a fun class. We also experience a make-up class with Ms. Tara at Play and Learn and She’s very good with kids too. She played peek-a-boo with my baby and she loves it!
What Gymboree has meant for me has been a career that I love! I enjoy the relationships with the families,and watching the children learn and grow. As a single mom, I like having a job that offers flexibility to some degree. It is a full time job for sure, but I still get to be with the kids before school and after school, and I am able to do some of the office work from home, which provides the schedule I need to still be a mom! I was a Gymboree Kid, taught classes in 3 states over 8 years and finally purchased the Oklahoma City location. There is not a job I would rather have anywhere in the world!
— Blythe Donovan
We have Teacher Megan for our Art and Music classes and have been coming every week for about 2 months now. My daughter Jaanvi has really opened up thanks to Teacher Megan’s attentive, positive attitude towards her. She enjoys all the craft and painting activities she does in her Art class. She absolutely loves the singing and dancing and is learning about Forte and piano sounds! She is also slowly learning to tap out rhythm to different songs. Teacher Megan absolutely brightens up our day and we are going to keep coming back for as long as we can! We are also thankful to Teacher Ehryn for all her support. Thank you Gymboree and Teacher Megan!
Before I became a franchise owner, I was a “Gymboree mom” who fell in love with the program. Taking classes with my then 5 month old son helped me build confidence as a new mother. The classes also were an opportunity to make new friends that could understand what I was going through. These friends remain some of my closest friends to this day as our children continue to have play dates together.

As I was also interested in becoming an entrepreneur, I thought what better way to invest my time than doing something that I believe in. I love the challenge of running my own business, and being a part of a franchise community allows me to do so autonomously while still benefiting from the support and resources available to me. I’m so happy that I took that plunge and I’m even more grateful that I can help make a difference in the lives of young children and their families every day.
— Greta Lam