Gymboree offers high-quality apparel for newborns to 12-year-old children. The story began with a mother, Joan Barnes, who wanted to play with her daughter. She opened her first Gymboree Play and Music Program in 1976. That led to the Gymboree Corporation in 1986, a company that designs, manufactures and retails the clothing and accessories that you see in Gymboree. It is located in the Shoppes at Farmington Valley. It has been managed by Elizabeth Alzamora since 2004.