About GiGi's Playhouse San Diego
Sea, sun, and waves…all it was missing was a GiGi’s Playhouse! Now, San Diego has it all. The city of San Diego even proclaimed April 7th, 2018, as GiGi’s Playhouse Day!
Now that we are open, we are offering FREE educational, therapeutic, and career-building programs to individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and the community. We hope to become a safe place where all are welcome, from pre-natal to adults! We want to empower individuals and families to reach their highest potential. GiGi’s Playhouse’s research-based curriculum works towards advancing literacy, math skills, gross and fine motor skills, improving low muscle tone, building self-esteem, preparing for the workforce and more while fostering acceptance, awareness, and networking resources for parents, siblings, and the community – all FREE of charge. To view our programs, please check our calendar.
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Our Mission and Purpose:
To change the way the world views Down syndrome and to send a global message of acceptance for all.
To see a world where individuals with Down syndrome are accepted and embraced in their families, schools, and communities.
We change lives through the consistent delivery of free educational, therapeutic-based, and career development programs for individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and the community, through a replicable playhouse model.
A lifetime commitment to families.
With over 57+ brick-and-mortar locations across the United States and Mexico and 200 inquiries to start new locations all over the world, GiGi’s Playhouse is the ONLY network of Down Syndrome Achievement Centers. Every day, we provide FREE, life-changing therapeutic, educational, and career training programs for 30,000+ individuals of all ages.
Down syndrome is the largest chromosomal disability in our country and yet, it is the least funded. From a prenatal diagnosis to career skills, we make a lifetime commitment to remain by their side. Families are empowered with all the tools their child needs to succeed!
Through free programs and through our Generation G Campaign for global acceptance, we EMPOWER families by maximizing opportunities for daily achievement and lasting acceptance. To ensure lasting acceptance, we must show the world what individuals with Down syndrome are truly capable of achieving as students, co-workers, volunteers, friends, and valued members of their communities. Our program outcomes help advance this vital social impact goal.