Ruby's Tumbling, which offers gymnastics classes to children as young as new walkers (with parent participation), has a unique program that sounds like a dream for parents of preschool age children.
Every Monday from 9am to noon, Ruby's invites children 2 and up to stay and play on the mats and climbing equipment while parents run errands or take a break.
At $12/hr or $230 for 3 hrs, this sounds like a bargain for children who are not yet in preschool. Love this idea so much you want to book every Monday for the month? The price gets even better: $90 for all the 3-hour blocks in the month.
Drop-ins are welcome. Parents should expect to leave their diaper bags with snacks and comfort items, just like any babysitting arrangement.
Ruby's Tumbling is located at 2333 Clement Ave in Alameda, CA. Call with questions: (510) 337-0846