I recommend Gymboree Play & Music to every parent. My toddler always looked forward to our visits to Gymboree. I enrolled him in the play & learn class and it was a great opportunity for both him and me to socialize with other children and parents. The equipment is very safe, clean, and age appropriate and my son was never ready to leave. Ashley, the owner, is very personable and appreciates all her families. Marie Claire is also fantastic and we loved any class time or open plays we could get with her. Hilary is another favorite that i remember. We have done both our son's 2nd and 3rd birthdays at Gymboree and it was the best decision we made. We tried an at-home party for the 1st birthday and it was so stressful. At gymboree, everything is taken care of.