School Skills

3 - 5 years

One of the most important things you can give your child is a love of learning. Our School Skills classes for children ages 3-5 focus on key social skills that will help prepare your child for school and life, creating confident and curious learners! Our discovery rooms open the doors to literature and pre-writing, numbers, scientific exploration, visual arts and language development. Songs, games, play and movement activities are all explored to help children master the concepts for successful school-age learning.


Memories created every Wednesday!

School Skills Classes, Preschool Classes, Activities for preschoolers, Preschool Activities, Activities for Kids, Kindergarten Prep ClassesMy 4 year old son has been attending Gymboree Play & Music for a year now. For the past 6 months, my 2 year old daughter cries every time we leave because she wants to stay too. She just turned the magical age of 33 months and has now joined her big brother in his School Skills class. All week long they both look forward to Wednesday morning to see their teacher and friends and to learn new and exciting things. Thanks Gymboree!

Class Type: School Skills
City: Redlands
State: California


 

Emilia

Emilia loves all of her friends at Gymboree Play & Music! She brings home lots of fun artwork that has now covered almost an entire wall at home!! I love Emilia's teacher! She is always happy and upbeat and seems to get along very well with all the kids. Thank you.

Class Type: School Skills
City: Carmel
State: Indiana

Amazing Teachers at Tribeca, NY location

My son has been consistently enrolled in multiple Gymboree classes at the Tribeca, NY location for well over 2 years now. I have always admired the teachers high energy levels and lesson plans. With our son now in School Skills, I have even more admiration for the teachers - especially with Miss Layla and Miss Randi. Not only does my son LOVE being in their class, but I can see that he's truly benefiting from them. The time and energy they take to make sure that he is comprehending their lessons are very evident. Miss Layla and Miss Randi know my son very well - they clearly care about his well-being and development. I feel lucky to have my son enrolled in Gymboree's Tribeca location.

Class Type: School Skills
City: New York
State: New York

Learning is really fun at Gymboree

Dear Miss Jennifer,

Thank you for being an excellent educator! We know teachers like you are not easy to find. We appreciate your time, your patience, your ability to make the A B C, numbers and colors interesting, and  your lovely smile :) My husband and I are so happy that Taleen is learning and enjoying  the School Skills classes. And we know we have you to thank for that. The preschooler activities you plan, the songs you sing with her, the friendships you help foster-- it's all incredible, and it's helping our daughter (and us!) believe that learning is fun, at Gymboree Play & Music which is incredibly important.

Thanks for everything!

Class Type: School Skills
City: Vernon Hills
State: Illinois

Now I know my ABC's

I have been concerned about my little one not recognizing any of the letters of the alphabet. Since she has been attending her School Skills classes her letter recognition has improved vastly. I'm also grateful to see her interacting with other little ones her age!

Class Type: School Skills
City: Greenwood
State: Indiana

Clean Up, Clean Up!

Hey there, am writing in from Hyderabad, India where wBaby Classes, Play Classes, Toddler Classes, Play & Learn Program, Family Activities, Family Play Time, Family Play Groupe have the first ever Indian Gymboree Play & Music center. We've been a part of the Play & Learn program since 2010 and now my son has worked his way up from Play & Learn 2 to Play & Learn 7. He loves to clean up and often makes a mess just so he has a reason to clean. Gymboree= good times for us as a family!

Class Type: School Skills
City: Hyderabad
State: International

 

School Skills

Mr. D is great with the children. He is fun but also keeps the class in order. Kids are well behaved in the class and having a great time learning. My son looks forward to his School Skill class every week.

Class Type: School Skills

Powerful love

Mi son is attending School Skills class now but he started at Gymboree Play and Music when he was a little baby at 18 months old .Since then,he just LOVES coming to Gymboree classes and really enjoys everything that goes on during his class activities .
The teachers are really awesome!
He is going to kinder next year .Time goes so fast.:(
Thanks Gymbo because my son and I learned and lived a lot of great experiences there.I will highly recomend this site for extracurricular activities for al the moms of babies and toodlers that I know so far!

Class Type: School Skills
City: Corona
State: California

A Gymboree Graduate

A Gymboree GraduateMy son started Gymboree in Level 1 as a tiny little guy and continued all the way through to age 6. He loves Gymboree so much that he didn't even want to stop when he was too old to go.
Gymboree has been a huge part of our lives for the past six years and we will treasure many awesome memories.
I also a have a 3 year old who is now in school skills! We are definitely a Gymboree family! :)
The teachers are fantastic! I know my children are safe and being well cared for. They are doing fantastic activities and learning a lot!
We love Gymboree!!

Class Type: School Skills
City: Melbourne
State: Florida

Separation Anxiety

My son is enrolled in School Skills. This is the only time he is away from Mommy and I thank all the wonderful teachers at Gymboree for helping him with the separation. He is getting better after each class :)

Class Type: School Skills
City: Melbourne
State: Florida

Learning all new stuff

My son is really shy. He is really quite but after joining Gymboree Play & Music classes, I can feel the difference, I must say now his overall personality is developing. Now he really likes to make new friends there and outside, in every class he is learning new things like all days basic manners, counting, different animals sounds, coloring and art work,  sharing toys with other kids, etc... It's really funny but his Miss always says he is good helper. He always try to help his Miss in every task. Now I really like watching him grow. You won't believe but every Wednesday he is ready before me to go to Gymboree.

Class Type: School Skills
City: Strongsville
State: Ohio

I'm Ready for School Mommy

My son Chance age 3 started Gymboree Play & Music 6 months ago and he loves the class. Chance looks foward to Saturday morning sessions with his teacher and his friends. The weekly currculums are amazing and fun. My son has learned to play and share with others as well as identify letters, shapes, colors and animals. Chance loves story time at Gymboree so much when he comes home he ask me to read to him as his teacher does.

The funniest moment at Gymboree was when my son was playing with his friend Gabrielle and they were teaching each how to sound out letters. During Chance experience at Gymboree, I have learned to make learning fun and interesting. Chance loves arts and crafts and singing the ABC song at the end of the session. Gymboree has helped me and Chance prepare for school on 9/12, and I would recommend Gymboree to my family and friends for their children.

Class Type: School Skills
City: Brooklyn
State: New York

Watch me grow

At birth Simone had hip displacia and was required a harness to placeSchool Skills, School Skills Classes, Preschool Classes the hips in place as she grew. At 3 months old we noticed that her neck was a little slanted. She entered physical therapy and then was accepted into the early invention program ad began working with the team at Gymboree Play & Learn 1. Today she is in the School Skills program. She jumps, runs, and socializes with children her age. There are many stories to tell. On our first day we met another child with the same name. Crazy because Simone is not a common name and the other child had just moved to this state. I can not drive near Gymboree Play & Music without my child yelling no gymbo is that way and then crying because she misses him so much. The lastest memory is, before she moved to the School Skills class I purchased a music CD and every time we are in the car she will asked me to play Gymboree music that Ms. Kelly gave me. SO CUTE!!

Class Type: School Skills
City: Warwick
State: Rhode Island

 

bitter,sweet milestone memories

My son Shawn started Gymboree Music classes around two years old. Prior to music, he was Dx. with hypotonia which caused him to have milestone delays. He was receiving many services. One service was speech. His early intervention teacher encouraged me to enroll him in music class to help his speech along. He loved it but latched on for dear life. Still lagging behind the other kids, he continued taking the class with stride, with his eyes and ears wide opened for learning. Today, Shawn is 3 y.o. He attends Art classes for one hr. weekly. One particular teacher said that she never saw anyone make such progress. He interacts, with his friend Sadie along with many others. He loves Ms. Joan , listens attentively, completes his lesson and shares with others. He learned that it is okay to have fun without having separation anxiety. I am so proud of him for his milestones and accomplishments. He loves all activities, especially bubble blowing and lessons in which the project involves food. lol Thank you gymboree.

Class Type: School Skills
City: Warrington
State: Pennsylvania

Goodbye Mom!

My 2-year-old daughter started the School Skills drop-off program a few months ago. I thought that she would have a hard time separating from me, but I was wrong. After dropping her off for her 2nd class, I found myself chatting with one of her teachers. My daughter turned to me and said, "okay mommy, you can leave now"!

Class Type: School Skills
City: New York
State: New York

A School for Molly

My daughter, Molly, has School Skills, Preschool Alternative, Preschooler Activities, Preschool Classes For Kids, Preschooler Music, Preschool Art, Gymboree Preschoolbeen attending and loving Gymboree Play & Learn classes since she was 1 year old. Her teacher, Ms. Rebecca, has become close to family for us. Molly fit in well with the Gymboree environment and truly flourished in learning and exploring as well as social play. When Molly started "real" preschool this year, she had a tough time. Her teachers did not seem to truly understand Molly or her wants, needs, and motivations. Every day was a battle for her. Finally, we decided to pull Molly from the school, for her best interests. At that time, Ashley, owner of our Gymboree Play & Music who has since become a good friend, told me about Gymboree's School Skills drop off class. She encouraged me to try it with Molly after hearing about our struggles with school this past year. The first day at our very first drop off class was naturally, a difficult one for Molly and myself. But with the help of the loving Gymboree team, we made it through. Ashley even called me to tell me how Molly was doing and to give me some comfort in our struggle. Since then, Molly has grown to LOVE Art & Sports and School Skills. She looks forward to each class and even asks if it's a Gymboree Day! And I truly appreciate the sweet notes from the Gymboree team to tell us everything the children accomplished that day. It's very hard to find that kind of openness, inclusion, and care in a children's setting. I've never been so happy to bring her to Gymboree, see her turn and wave "Bye Mommy!" as she happily runs along to class with her friends. I encourage everyone I know with small children to give Gymboree Play & Music a try. With Gymboree, Molly has found a place to love and be loved.

Class Type: School Skills
City: Baton Rouge
State: Louisiana

 

School Skills

Since our daughter was 10 months old, she has attended Gymboree play classes and with each stage her teachers have been absolutely "wonderful"! Ms. Sheila, Ms. Vicki and Ms. Joan have given our daughter great instruction and enjoyable experiences. She is now attending the School Skills Class and loves every minute of it. Our "goodbyes" are easy and the transition from Mommy and Me to her alone time has been a wonderful experience for all us.

Thank you for such a wonderful program and thank you Mary for hiring such an outstanding staff!

Class Type: School Skills

School Skills Success

After registering my son for preschool this coming fall, I realized he had never been left with anyone but a family member. The staff at the DuPage Gymboree Play & Music encouraged me to preview a School Skills class which I did enroll for afterward. It has been a difficult road with some tears but my son now looks forward to School Skills every Monday. If it wasn't for the extra support for both me and my son, I'm not sure I would have been able to stick it out. I love returning to class, seeing the big smile my son has for me and hearing about everything he learned while I was gone. Thank you Melissa, Lou Ann and Michele!!! With School Skills, I know my son will be ready for preschool this fall!

Class Type: School Skills
City: Glen Ellyn
State: Illinois

Definitely Recommend

All of the teachers (Ms. Jenny, Ms. Maryanne, Ms. Melissa, and Ms. Emily) dote on my son. He adores them and he talks about them when we get home. Some times he doesn't want to leave, well most of the time. He is learning and doing beyond anything I expected at his age. He can spell his name, he knows days of the week, he knows his shapes and colors. He is developing letter recognition skills, and he is learning how to write his letters. In addition, his counting is improving (one day he counted to 17). He knows how to count down and he is improving on number sequences. Most of all, I accredit his teachers for working with him and getting out of his shell. He plays with other children and he wants to play with them. He is learning patience and he doesn't get so anxious when another child gets in his space. I love Gymboree and would definitely recommend all parents to start their child off there. My son started with Sports classes and Family classes, now he is only in School Skills.

Class Type: School Skills

Then & Now

I took my sons, 25 years ago, to Gymboree in Torrance CA. Now I am taking my grandson to the Long Beach Gymboree Play & Music Program. All of the teachers have been wonderful. He is now in the School Skills Class and sometimes in the Art and Music classes. The teachers, Hilda, Nina, Tricia, Esther, and Rosa are talented women who know and love children. They take an interest in each child and in a very short period of time they are aware of the needs for each child. As I mentioned, I am the grandmother and I appreciate everything that Gymboree did for me 25 years ago and definitely what happiness it brings to our family and my grandson, Hunter, now! I wish I could send them all on a cruise of their choice or grant them their hearts desires.

Class Type: School Skills
City: Long Beach
State: California



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