Sta. Rosa City, Laguna – Babies and parents, the long wait is over: Gymboree Play & Music is already in Sta. Rosa! Owned and operated by BT Brain-Train Academic Center (the same group behind Brain Train Review & Tutorial Center), Gymboree Sta. Rosa is a very welcome addition to Brain Train’s services.
“We are happy that finally, we have heeded to the request of many parents,” said Dewmaine Sales-Ladaga, Managing Director of Gymboree Play & Music Sta. Rosa, “because for such a long time, satisfied parents of our review students have been requesting us to open a school for their younger kids. We refused to even think about it because our forte was really hard-core academics for older kids. But when we had our son, we saw how much fun it is to work with young kids and their eager parents. So we started to entertain the idea of putting up a toddler school.”
Dewmaine and husband Randy originally wanted to create their own toddler school program, but then they realized that the first years of a child’s life is too important to experiment on. Many studies show that the most critical stage in a person’s development is in the first three years of life when 75% of the brain is developed.
“We do not want to shortchange our students and their parents by creating a program that has not been tried and tested. That’s why we decided to get a franchise of a program that has stood the test of time and is continually being developed by experts,” Randy explained.
And before long, the couple decided to get a Gymboree franchise. “We believe we have made the right decision. The more we see Gymboree’s programs, the more impressed we are.”
Gymboree Sta. Rosa marks its Grand Launching on April 18, 2015 with Free Gymplay in the morning from 9-11, and the ribbon cutting follows in the afternoon. Zion Lahbati Gutierrez (aka Zion the Young Lion), who himself is a proud Gymboree kid, will be assisted by his parents Richard Gutierrez and Sarah Lahbati in the ribbon cutting. After the ribbon cutting, Zion’s 2nd birthday will be celebrated on the Gymboree play floor ala Carnival Style!
Aside from Gymboree Sta. Rosa, Gymboree Panay Ave. also recently had its grand launching. “I’m excited to bring this wonderful program to these communities,” said Ann Tan, Managing Director of Gymboree Philippines. “From the moment they walk in the door, parents can see that we offer a one-of-a-kind environment where kids can feel confident and free to move, touch, explore safely as they climb, slide, crawl on our colorful and dynamic playscape. The play equipment was custom-designed for young children by early childhood experts and supports them in reaching their potential with an emphasis on discovery and fun. Our classes have been developed to provide a range of age-appropriate play challenges and skill-building exercises, allowing each child to personalize their play experience so they can participate and learn at his or her own pace.”