Ages 0 - 5 Years
Gymboree Play & Music has been fostering creativity and confidence in children ages 0-5 for over 30 years. Today there are over 550 locations in 30 countries, making us the global leader in early childhood development programs. Designed by experts, our age-appropriate activities help develop the cognitive, physical and social skills of children as they play. Our programs are also recognized for their unique approach to parent involvement—which encourages participation in and understanding of each child’s development. Our class curriculum is developed by our program directors in collaboration with the national child development expert Zero to Three®, to ensure our programs provide the best support and early enrich-ment education to children and their parents. We provide an environment where children are free to move, play and ex-plore safely. Our proprietary equipment was designed by Jay Beckwith, a nationally respected playground designer with more than 30 years of experience, who created every structure with the needs of children in mind. Our play environments are designed to deliver the high-quality standard parents expect for their children.
Inkdots (0-5) This is the most popular class Gymboree offers! Children are actively increasing their development through play and learning with the seven-level program designed to support your child’s growth at his or her own individual pace. From sensory stimulation to problem-solving games and storytelling, the classes use play-based activities to stretch the body and mind. Children learn how the world works and become a competent problem solver through games that uncover patterns and sequences. They stretch their imagination through creative play the supports symbolic thinking, language development and social interaction. The children get to play both independently and with peers while learning to connect ideas through cooperation and communication. The instructors encourage curiosity and build self-confidence in your preschooler through art, science exploration, play and more. They also read children’s books to the children so that they can explore and nurture key social and emotional skills, engage in activities that require cooperation and self-awareness, and encourage communication with peers. And of course all the parents love the time they spend with their child in this fun environment!
DSACT members may attend ONE age-appropriate Play & Learn class or Open Gym class per week at any of the Austin-area Gymboree locations. (Music and Art classes are not included). We recommend that you attend the class for the chronological age of your child.
- If you bring more than one *Gymboree age* child, please attend the Family Gymboree class.
- Gymboree classes are for children with Down Syndrome 0-5 only.
- Older siblings ages 6-10 must wait in the lobby during class.
- We require you to call or email the location to schedule your class and make sure the class is not closed due to full enrollment.
- When you arrive at Gymboree please identify yourself and sign in at the front desk as a DSACT member, and we will review the DSACT member list for verification and sign you in.
- Adults *must wear *socks.
Gymboree class enrollment must be arranged in advance by the parent/ guardian. When you contact Gymboree, be sure to tell them you are a member of the Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas. It’s also a good idea to have the online schedule in front of you when you do this.
Once they have confirmed a spot for you in one of their classes at the location of your choice it’s VERY IMPORTANT to complete the DSACT program registration form. You can do so by clicking on the RSVP button here.
If you do not register with DSACT you will not be allowed to attend classes with Gymboree.
Multiple locations and times available. Please call Gymboree at (512) 671-PLAY or visit www.gymboreeclasses.com for details.