Romp n’ Roll Continues Celebrating with Work Together Wednesday!

Romp n' Roll kids work together!This week Romp n’ Roll is celebrating the Week of the Young Child which is a national, an annual celebration hosted by the
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers and families. Today is Work Together Wednesday! Helen Keller is credited for saying “Alone we can do so little;
together we can do so much.” What a great lesson to learn as a child and teamwork is an ongoing skill set that is even more important to remember as an adult! Romp n' Roll kids work together Read more

Taco Tuesday!

Healthy foods = happy child!

Healthy foods = happy child!

This week Romp n’ Roll is celebrating the Week of the Young Child which is a national, an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers and families. Today is Taco Tuesday! Enough said. No, really, today’s focus is healthy eating and feeding your child’s growing brain. Read more

Romp n’ Roll Kicks Off “Week of the Young Child” With Music Monday!

Enjoying music during Babies Class at Romp n' RollThis week Romp n’ Roll is celebrating the Week of the Young Child! The annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrates early learning, young children, their teachers and families. Today is Music Monday!

What we know is that music is the result of movement, therefore, music is movement – they go hand in hand! How may times have you seen someone driving down the highway with their head moving up and down and their hands tapping the steering wheel? How many times have you been somewhere with your child when a song comes on and causes he or she to bend their knees, bob their head, or shake their hips? Playing the drums at Romp n' Roll!This happens all of the time and that is because music is a physical event! Read more

PreschoolPalooza: Free Classes for 3 to 5 Year Olds

PreschoolPalooza

If you’ve been wanting to try out Romp n’ Roll for your preschooler, join us January 11-17 for a free class during PreschoolPalooza!  At Romp n’ Roll, your little genius will focus on exploring new ideas and thoughts, becoming a team player and participating in a variety of activities from playing instruments, to participating in relay games and creating recycled art. Our instructors are experts in integrating dramatic play and inspiring active participation in any number of ways.  From a secret “Superhero Pow-Wow” to competing in the Olympics, we have a gym, art, music or adventure class for everyone.  Find a class that fits your schedule here!

*Free classes are only 45 and 60 minutes. One free class for any child who has not attended a free class in the past year. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance and availability is limited based on class size. 

Best Mommy and Me Class 2015 – Richmond Magazine

We put our heart and soul into our classes. That’s why we are so thrilled about being designated “Best Mommy and Me Class” in the August 2015 issue of Richmond Magazine.

Our professionally-developed lesson plans are designed not only to be educational, but also to be tons of fun. As we like to say, we “Nurture the Genius. Unleash the Goofball!’” says Babz Barnett, Co-founder and President.Best Mommy and Me Classes Richmond Magazine August 2015

“Our facility and class curriculum adapt by age and developmental stage. We love being a fun, helpful resource and refuge for parents by offering class variety including gym, art, music, dance, sports and more for children ages 3 months through 5 years. The schedule is designed to be flexible with classes in mornings, evenings, and weekends, and you don’t even have to commit to a consistent class time.”

We are so grateful for this honor from the readers of Richmond Magazine. We’d also like to thank local ABC affiliate WRIC for featuring us on their “Best of” special.  You can view the segment here.

WRIC-logoWRIC Best of

Thank you for voting for us as the “Best Mommy and Me” classes in Richmond!

 

 

Marketing & Sales Internship

Romp n’ Roll is seeking a highly motivated Intern working towards a degree in marketing or a related field. This position is based in Richmond, Virginia, working with our Marketing Coordinator and/or Director of Marketing.

As an Intern for Romp n’ Roll, you will be involved in executing both the corporate and local retail sales and marketing strategy through the following activities:

  • Assist with the development and execution of marketing and sales strategies
  • Coordinate and assist with advertising, direct mail and email campaigns
  • Create and edit sales tools and marketing materials such as brochures, flyers, etc.
  • Assist in managing various social media platforms
  • Participate and contribute to team brainstorming sessions for new marketing initiatives
  • Support market research efforts
  • Track the performance of marketing and sales campaigns
  • Coordinate and represent Romp n’ Roll at various events in the area

Experience with Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and other social media is critical as substantial efforts are made to promote and drive business through social media platforms. Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite is also necessary.

The right candidate is organized, has exceptional communication skills, the ability to coordinate seamlessly with various people, write creatively, and assemble and coordinate content for use in various mediums. The marketing intern should also be a strong team player, a self-starter, and enjoy a fun, dynamic and fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate is one who is looking for an internship as an opportunity to contribute on a larger scale, and wants invaluable skills to set them apart from others in a competitive landscape.

Click here to apply.

Romp n’ Roll is the premier play-based educational program for children and their parents, with over 50 locations worldwide. We specialize in developmentally appropriate movement, art, and music classes for children from 3 months to 6 years of age to exercise their bodies, grow their minds, and nurture their imaginations. At Romp n’ Roll we nurture the genius and unleash the goofball!

Making Multiculturalism Meaningful

As I’m sure you are well aware, there currently is an enormous emphasis on “multiculturalism” in education, even at the preschool level.  Consequently, everywhere you look, early educators are conducting “multicultural” activities for young children.  Unfortunately, when I ask these people what they hope the children will learn as a result, I’m typically met with blank stares.  They may mumble something about teaching “tolerance” or “acceptance,” but the fact is that they are engaging in “exposure” without a clear educational purpose. Read more