When Joan Barnes founded Gymboree Play & Music in 1976, she envisioned a facility where parents and children could play together in a safe and age-appropriate environment. In the following decades, Gymboree spread to more than 30 countries across the globe, helping youngsters from infants to 5 years old develop cognitive, physical, and social skills.
The company's instructors lead classes such as Play & Learn, its flagship course, in which parents and kids move through a seven-level program filled with storytelling, play activities, and debates on the merits of sandwich crust. Talented staffers also prep youngsters for school and foster development in areas such as music, art, and sports. Throughout all classes, they make use of custom play equipment designed by acclaimed playground designer and seesaw-tamer Jay Beck.
Fine-art photographers Rod and Robin Deutschamnn founded In Focus Learning Center on a simple premise: a photo's quality depends on lighting, focus, and the photographer's vision. At In Focus Learning Center, they emphasize these keys to quality, downplaying high-tech gear and post-shoot editing. In their classes and symposiums, the shutterbugs focus on "manual photography," the art of manipulating a digital camera's settings to suit the desired shot—which could be a landscape, an infrared image, or an action shot of a baby on its first high-speed chase.
Led by photographer Daniel Naumchuk, Ambient Warehouse's creative team pools their talents to offer highly stylized photography and videography services. Their work ranges from smaller endeavors, such as family portraits and head shots, to larger events, such as weddings, birthdays, and graduations. They also rent out photo booths and Instaphoto set-ups, which are essentially booth-less photo booths manned by an attendant.
For the theatrically inclined, Judith Lynne School Of Dance And Vocal Arts offers engaging plays for your enjoyment in Sacramento.
Looking for a bite to eat? This theater also has an awesome restaurant.
Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — this theater has kid-friendly policy.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Isis Media specializes in wedding, event, and commercial photography, producing images that are at once creative and professional. During in-studio or on-location photo shoots, a trio of photographers works closely with clients to capture aesthetically pleasing shots in a fun, light-hearted atmosphere.