Children at this age are beginning to gain a sense of independence but at the same time want to be protected by their parents. Gymboree offers programs that support the growth and development of children this age by taking into consideration the importance of the parent-child relationship.
This is a stage where wants often overpower self-control. Many children enter a “no” stage. Some of the main themes of our programs for this age group are: learning how to share, taking turns and cooperating with their peers. At the same time, all programs encourage the child’s imagination, which is really developing at this age.
With the addition of our drop-off school readiness classes, the number of choices for children 2 1/2 and older at Gymboree increase significantly. We offer the following programs for children in this age group: