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Oh Gosh Kids Studio

Create, Imagine, and Play at our Parent & Me studio

$200
pledged of$10,000 goal
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Campaign Ends on September 30, 2022

Project Description

 

Who are we?

Oh Gosh is a kids activity based company owned by Ashley Emery founded July 2021. We create experiences that encourage families to create, imagine  & play together. We offer parent & me classes, arts & crafts private group bookings/birthday parties, and kid activity kits that can be delivered to your home. The age range for our activities are from 6 months to 6 years old.

Our exciting sensory classes are hands-on project-based classes for your little ones to explore textures, colors, and even scents. Every activity kit comes with all the “tools” and play prompts for tons of fun. We have been operating at pop up indoor locations and outdoor parks. We are looking forward to opening up a studio in our local community of Long Beach to be the first parent & me studio in the area. We plan to host a variety of classes; Baby & Me Yoga, Infant Massages, Storytime with Puppets, Zumbini, & more. Classes are taught in English & Spanish. 

Our Team

Oh Gosh is currently operated by Ashley Emery and DeAnna Warren. Ashley & DeAnna were born & raised in Long Beach. Ca. They created this company with their core values that come from being raised in a big & close knit family. Both Ashley & DeAnna are mothers to babies & toddlers, so they bring their first hand experience into class curriculum. DeAnna & Ashley have been working as a dynamic team their whole life. These sisters have a collective of ten plus years in project management, event planning, kid class instruction & entrepreneurship. Together they are able to create fun & nurturing environments that will foster family bonding, new & safe exploration, & family fun. 

 Upon opening our studio we will plan to hire three part time instructors on staff for the diverse parent & me class offerings. In addition, we plan to have internship & volunteer opportunities for local students that want to gain more experience in child development, organizational management, marketing & overall experience in servicing family & children.

The Opportunity

Currently, in the city of Long Beach, Ca. There is no place for parents of young children aged 0-6 years to go that offers parent & me classes of this kind.

The market size for Oh Gosh is large and diverse. Our target group is parents & family members of children 0-6 years old.  Below you will find the top 5 benefits of parent & me classes. Upon reviewing the top 5 benefits of Parent & Me classes, we hope that you share our passion in this studio being a necessity for the community of Long Beach. 

Here are Top 5 Benefits of Parent & Me Classes:

1. Strengthens the Parent/Child Bond: Taking a class with your child helps you connect on a different level without the pressure of the everyday tasks of parenthood. It allows you to relax and have fun with your child. You can laugh and play with each other as well as learn what your child likes and dislikes with regard to play.

2.Provides Sensory Stimulation & Enhances Social Awareness: Parent and Me classes of any kind from arts & crafts, storytime with puppets, music & movement allow for sensory stimulation for babies and toddlers. Children learn best when using all their senses so engaging in a class that provides visual, auditory, physical and tactile stimulation is extremely beneficial for overall growth. In addition, our classes allow babies & toddlers to see how others will react to their behaviors which is critical for social development.

3.Allows Parents to Make Connections: During times like this, something that we have learned is the power of connection. Participating in Parent & Me classes allows parents to meet other parents. It allows you to learn from others as well as make new friends. It helps create a support system and validate some feelings of stress you may be experiencing because we all know it truly does take a village! Our instructors facilitate an environment full of encouragement, love,& joy empowering parents & children to be a part of the OH GOSH family.

4.Improves Mood: We have all heard that exercising improves mood, but did you know Parent & and Me Classes can do the same thing? Besides getting you out of the house and meeting new people, it also gets you up and physically active which helps release endorphins. Our Parent & Me classes incorporate some of your child & parent music favorites. Our instructors utilize a variety of movements in class from playing instruments, play & learn activities, stretches, dance & more.This is especially important for those that experience symptoms of postpartum depression, baby blues, or need a change of scenery from the stay at home/work from home environment. 

5. Fosters Language Development: As kids play and watch others, they are taking in language. They are listening to what everyone says from the parents to the kids to the teachers. This allows them to develop vocabulary and increase auditory skills. Participating in Parent and Me classes also helps children understand how to follow directions. Our classes are currently in English & Spanish. We look forward to introducing other foreign languages upon hiring instructors. 

Funding Goals

We want to receive funding to open up our studio in Long Beach, Ca in early 2022. Your contributions will be a part of our operational budget which cover our inventory, studio furniture, and will give us the opportunity to hire instructors to offer a variety of Parent & Me classes. Some of the big ticket items we plan to use funding for are interior design, kids furniture & activity inventory. In addition to commercial air purifiers,  hand sanitizer machines, masks, etc. to aid the healthy safety of our visiting families. We aim to utilize this space for classes, workshops, and offer the space for private group bookings for events such as an indoor birthday party. 

Currently, we don't employ anyone. Ashley Emery has self funded the business since July 2021. We look forward to receiving your monetary investment in our expansion from our home to directly to our community. We sincerely thank you for your support! We look forward to seeing you and your family walk through our studio doors. 

 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I receive my Oh Gosh Activity Kit?

You will receive your Oh Gosh Activity Kit 7-10 days after making your contribution. We will ship to the address you provide us with vis UPS and we will follow up with a shipping email. In addition, please provide us with the spelling of the child’s name to add to the apron. If you have any questions, please email us at info@ohgoshkids.com

When do you plan to open up Oh Gosh Kids Studio?

We plan to open up Oh Gosh in the first quarter of 2022 in Long Beach, Ca. We thank you for your contributions.

What is the age range for your classes and activity kits? 

We currently serve children 6 months to 6 years old. Upon opening of the studio, we plan to offer classes for newborn to 6 months as well. In addition, to workshops that cater to expectant parents & parents of children of all ages. We will host offerings like Child Safety & CPR for babies & toddlers, Parenting classes, and expectant parent services. 

How can I contact the Oh Gosh Team? 

Please send all inquiries to our email info@ohgoshkids.com. Please allow up to 24 hours for a response. We are a small yet mighty team and can't wait to connect with you. You can also follow us on our Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok @ohgoshkid.

 

 

Anonymous
12/24/2021
Monetary Contribution
$50
Monique Carnes
12/24/2021
Oh Gosh Arts & Crafts Activity Kit
$50
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12/23/2021
Monetary Contribution
$100
Monetary Contribution

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Social Media Shoutout

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Sponsor our Kid's Corner

We appreciate you! 

By making this monetary contribution, you will be sponsoring our Kid's Corner. We will be purchasing things like:

-Puppets & Books for Story time 

-Kid size instruments 

-Toys for free play 

-Bubbles, Parachute 

-Foam Gym Crawling Set

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Sponsor our Studio Furniture

We appreciate you! 

By making this monetary contribution, you will help sponsor our studio furniture. We are buying the following furniture : 

-Kid size tables & chairs

-Adult Floor Chairs

-Diaper Changing Table & trash cans 

-Floor Padding

- Book Shelfs

-Baby Proofing & securing commercial space

 

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Sponsor Part Time Instructor Opportunity

We appreciate you for sponsoring Part Time instructor opportunity at our studio opening up early 2022. We look forward to onboarding an amazing parent & me class instructor. 

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Monetary Contribution

We thank you for your contribution at any amount!

2 Supporters
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25.00 USD
Social Media Shoutout

With this contribution, we will give you a shoutout on our social media platforms thanking you for your contribution. 

0 Supporters
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100.00 USD
Sponsor our Kid's Corner

We appreciate you! 

By making this monetary contribution, you will be sponsoring our Kid's Corner. We will be purchasing things like:

-Puppets & Books for Story time 

-Kid size instruments 

-Toys for free play 

-Bubbles, Parachute 

-Foam Gym Crawling Set

0 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Sponsor our Studio Furniture

We appreciate you! 

By making this monetary contribution, you will help sponsor our studio furniture. We are buying the following furniture : 

-Kid size tables & chairs

-Adult Floor Chairs

-Diaper Changing Table & trash cans 

-Floor Padding

- Book Shelfs

-Baby Proofing & securing commercial space

 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Sponsor Part Time Instructor Opportunity

We appreciate you for sponsoring Part Time instructor opportunity at our studio opening up early 2022. We look forward to onboarding an amazing parent & me class instructor. 

0 Supporters
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