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Traverse City's Premier Daycare Home

Buds and Blooms daycare specializes in daycare for infants to 5 years old. We provide a loving and safe environment for children to learn, play and grow. We have over 30+ years of experience in providing care. We are conveniently located in Traverse City, off Garfield Ave. near the Cherryland Plaza. Please contact us for questions or to find out more about our services and availability!

For more information please call  231-935-4738. 




"Testimonials"

My son Brody considers Mary Jo like she is family!
My son Brody considers Mary Jo like she is family! She has a very structured and educational approach to daycare! I would highly recommend Buds and Blooms to anyone looking for quality daycare!
Kelly STraverse City
I am so happy I was referred
“I never once had to worry about the professional care and love my girls received when they were with Mary Jo. Selecting a good daycare can be very stressful. I am so happy I was referred to her and now I refer my friends. My kids are in school now, but have wonderful memories of their time with Mary Jo.”
Jackie ReamerTraverse City, MI
I never hesitate to tell someone that needs good care about Mary Jo! 🙂
“My daughter Shaylon was with Buds N Blooms from an infant until she started kindergarten. She’s now in 1st grade and 6 yrs old and still wants to see Mary Jo! My daughter came out saying ABC’s and counting and was always looked after and treated as she was their own. I never hesitate to tell someone that needs good care about Mary Jo! :)”
Stacey RoslundTraverse City, MI
The staff takes the kids in as though they are family...
“Buds and Blooms is one of the best daycare in TC. The staff takes the kids in as though they are family. The kids learn, play, and grow every day.”
Michelle MarshTraverse City, MI
Mary Jo runs this out of her home. She has been running a childcare center for 20+ years. She and her staff are wonderful. She provides meals, snacks, and drinks. She knows what she is doing! She and her staff are very down to earth. It’s also nice to have our kiddo in a center that is smaller, and I feel more flexible. The kids get outdoor time in her backyard, and also occasionally in her regular home upstairs. The child care area is in her basement, but I feel the kiddos get plenty of outdoor time, even in winter. We keep snow pants and boots there. She doesn’t follow the public school calendar, which has been useful to us. There are fewer long stretches of days off. It took me a long time to post something because I wanted to keep her place a secret! But she has a long wait list too apparently, so sorry for those who are looking. We love Mary Jo, Ms. Cheryl, Akaylia, and Teal! Thank you all for working in childcare.
Can’t say enough good things!
“Our daughter loves Mary Jo and going to daycare with her and Donna! I’m not sure I could go to work if we hadn’t found this daycare. Can’t say enough good things!”
Vicky PackTraverse City, MI
The staff at Buds and Blooms is like family to us...
“I couldn’t ask for a better daycare for my daughter. The staff at Buds and Blooms is like family to us. Our daughter looks forward to the days when she goes to “Mary Jo’s house”. Thank you Buds and Blooms for making the transition on being a working mom so easy on both my daughter and mom.
Teresa NicholsTraverse City, MI
This daycare is amazing! I started sending my daughter there when we moved to traverse city 2019. I was lucky that she had an opening and somehow I felt that it was god’s way of letting us know we were not alone in here. Mary jo is kind, well educated and beyond wonderful with kids. as soon as I found out I was pregnant with my second child, I signed her up there as well. this year my oldest started preschool and they were surprised of how much she knows including her numbers, counting, alphabet and colors in addition to her social development, she is not shy and very outgoing. my kid is thriving in preschool and I owe that to MARY JO. both of my children loves the staff and the environment, feels like family. Mary jo feels like family and I would recommend this daycare to anyone looking for the best child care.
I felt very confident, as a first-time mom, leaving my girls with Buds and Blooms
“Twenty-two years ago, my daughter, O’Malley, was Mary Jo’s very first daycare child. Two years later, she took in my second daughter. We still keep in touch and are very much a part of each other’s lives after all these years. I felt very confident, as a first-time mom, leaving my girls with Buds and Blooms.”
Shelly KingTraverse City, MI
Appreciation and Peace of Mind
I cannot express the appreciation and peace of mind we had sending our daughter to Mary Jo’s program.  This was our first experience with childcare and I was comfortable immediately!  Our daughter came home happy every day after playing and learning at Mary Jo’s.  A change in jobs meant a change in childcare for us and we will miss and always be grateful for the time our daughter spent there!  Highly Recommend!
Highly Recommend!Traverse City, MI
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