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Gymboree Play & Music Japan (Kids Learning Network Company)

At Gymboree, we give children the opportunity to discover their talents in a fun environment. Our Mommy & Me and drop-off programs encourage children to think and explore on their own.

Nicole Yamada Vice President

Gymboree was founded in 1976 by Joan Barnes, a mom from California. We currently have more than 750 locations in over 50 countries, and our brand is respected by families around the world.

  • We offer Mommy & Me and drop-off classes—including preschool and afterschool programs—for children aged 0–6 years.

  • Our play-based environment makes learning fun, and we have been an expert in early childhood education around the world for almost 45 years

  • Our original activities encourage children to think for themselves and gain the problem-solving, social, and communication skills that they will need to succeed in the global society of the future.