I LOVE my Gymboree Play & Music. I started sending my now five year old daughter there when she was six months old and continued with my son, who is now two and a half.
Shane and his staff are everything an early childhood program should be and more. They are expressive and engaging, holding the children's attention and also have a command of the Gymboree curriculum. Shane took over as manager of that location a few months before I joined, and I personally saw how he transformed it with his friendly and welcoming attitude.
The ONLY reason I canceled our membership was that my son is autistic, and with a full schedule of preschool and in home therapists during the week, he needs time on the weekends just to be at home with us. Unfortunately, Gymboree no longer fits into his and our family's busy schedule.
I still recommend Gymboree to all my friends with young children. Frankly, I could write all day about the impact Gymboree has had on my first years as a parent.