For over 45 years, our brand has been sparking a love of learning with millions of families around the world, with research-based play programs designed by experts. Whether it's our Home Office team or our franchise community, the GPM brand has proven expertise in early childhood education and franchise management.
With GPM franchise ownership, you get the small business owner experience, but with the added benefits of a big business network. As a franchise owner you have the autonomy to create your class schedule and assign roles to your team, plus the flexibility to establish a work-life balance.
Our custom curriculum supports “whole child” development and is uniquely created around the 3 keys to early childhood learning (social/emotional, cognitive, and physical). The curriculum has been fully created for you, but we encourage our franchisees and teachers to bring their own flair and style to their classes. We offer a robust initial franchise training where we “train the trainer”, so that you feel confident going back to your location and training your teachers. Plus, there is ongoing support from our training team for you and your teachers. As a global brand, families can feel comfortable that their experience will be the same no matter where in the world they attend a Gymboree Play & Music class.
Our custom, innovative equipment is designed for your little one to try, fail, try again, and learn! We reconfigure our modular proprietary playscapes every few weeks, consistently creating new experiences and challenges.
In addition to membership sales, each of our franchisees has the opportunity to merchandise and sell educational toys and branded items in their centers. Our product wall features everything from our sweet “Gymbo” products, to Melissa & Doug puzzles and of course, our signature Bubble Ooodles.