March 27, 2020
Dear Gymboree Families,
First and foremost, I’d like to say thank you for your patience and continued support and loyalty as we navigate through this “new normal.”
An update on us: our site is still temporarily closed and will remain closed until further notice. I wish we had more answers, but we are relying on and following the guidance of the CDC, the state of California, Contra Costa County, and the city of Lafayette.
All accounts have been paused, so no one is being charged for memberships while we are closed.
HOWEVER, we are excited to announce our Gymboree @Home classes! These will be LIVE classes with our beloved Gymboree teachers. Every morning at 10:00AM, we will have a 30 minute Family Class in either Music, Art, or Play. Additionally, we will do a Lullaby and Story Time once a week, on Thursdays at 4:30PM.
These are unprecedented times. By offering virtual classes, we are not trying to replace our regular Gymboree classes. We are, however, trying to give you and your child a similar bonding opportunity through our familiar songs, activities, and exercises – all led by our amazing Gymboree teachers . We truly miss our families! We hope to give your little one a semblance of routine and comfort in these crazy times.
Here’s how it will work:
Instead of meeting on site and in person, you and your child will “attend” Gymboree @Home to provide some classic Gymboree play, music, and art activities!
PREVIEW CLASSES – On March 30 and 31, we will provide a Zoom link to everyone to participate in our Preview Classes. Everyone’s accounts will remain frozen.
Gymboree @Home Membership Plan:
Starting April 1, our Gymboree @Home classes will be available to members who opt in to the Gymboree @Home membership plan. Call or email us, or you can also sign up online via our website.
What does this include?
· Includes a Gymboree @Home live virtual class every morning at 10AM. Once you subscribe to this membership, we will send you the link to our live classes.
· Classes include Art, Music, Play Activities, Story Time, and Lullaby Time
· The first 10 members will receive a Gymbo @Home PLAY PACK – bag of bubble oodles, maracas, Gymboree beach ball, and castanets (bubble catchers). Once you subscribe, we will home deliver the PLAY PACK to you.
How much does this cost?
· $65/month for unlimited virtual classes. This will allow us to retain our beloved staff and continue serving this community that we love for years to come.
Gymboree @Home members will receive some loyalty perks for supporting us during this crazy time.
· Upon reopening, our Gymboree @Home members will retain their $65/month pricing for One Class Per Week memberships for 3 months.
· $50 discount on any birthday party bookings.
We truly couldn’t do this work without you. We love providing our Play, Art, and Music classes to you, and while we can’t be on site together, we hope you can join us in this temporary solution until we get the go-ahead to get back to normal! (And we can’t wait!)
Yours in Play,
Owner, Gymboree Play & Music of Lafayette