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Traverse City's Premier Daycare Home

Buds and Blooms daycare specializes in daycare for ages 0-5. We provide a loving and safe environment for children to learn, play and grow. We have over 30+ years of experience in providing daycare. 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"

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
Buds and Blooms is absolutely the best ! Mary Jo and the staff there become like your family.
Buds and Blooms is absolutely the best ! Mary Jo and the staff there become like your family. Without question, I knew that my children were well taken care of and safe every day, which is essential as a working parent. Mary Jo provides a consistent routine and cares enough to have high expectations for the kids. Buds and Blooms provides the professionalism and structure that you expect from a center but the warmth and level of care that you hope for in a home daycare; it really is the best of both worlds. We are truly so thankful to have found Mary Jo !
Amber STraverse City
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 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
I was so nervous about sending my first baby to daycare.
I was so nervous about sending my first baby to daycare. I had called many places, and they were either full or I didn’t want to send my kid there! I finally called Mary Jo and told myself that if she was full, I was going to have to quit my job. Sure enough, she had a spot. All three of our kids have gone to Mary Jo’s. I have always been 110% satisfied with their care. I even went to Mary Jo when my son was born for advice on how to get him to sleep! She takes such good care of the kids. It is awesome not having to feel nervous about having your kids in daycare. She teaches them so much! They have all learned their letters, songs, alphabet, etc. I know my oldest daughter even learned state capitals there! Mary Jo is awesome. I am going to miss going there when I don’t have kids there anymore. All of our kids talk about all the fun things they did there and her yummy food, too!! Please feel free to reach out to her for my info if you would want to talk in person and hear how great she is. 🙂
Vicky PTraverse City
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
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
When the time came to find a proper daycare for my daughter Hailey
“When the time came to find a proper daycare for my daughter Hailey I was so stressed trying to find someone I could trust. For weeks I searched for someone and everyone I looked up had special investigation reports and failed assessments. But finally, I found Mary Jo! She is the best provider I have ever found I doubt I can trust anyone else as much as her with my daughter. She provides the proper routine, attention, learning activities, interactions and just all around safe place for my daughter. She was instrumental in potty training! I was very sad when I moved as was my daughter because this was the best environment for my daughter! She grew so much when she was there. So if you are looking for a daycare, I am so serious when I tell you that you will never find anyone so involved and caring with the kids. My daughter still asks about Mary Jo’s house, we both miss her. You will never regret leaving your child in her care. THANK YOU MARY JO!”
Kari B.Traverse City, MI
Thank you for all your hard work and truly caring for the children, we are forever grateful! 
Dear Mary Jo: Last night we received Lauren’s end of the year testing scores showing her growth from the beginning to end of the 2015-2016 year.   What can I say, you guys have set our daughter up for such success with a huge head start. When we started school her reading was in the 91 percentile, and finished in the 81 percentile, way above average, and way above the district level. Her Math is outstanding she stared in the 78 percentile and ended in the 83 percentile. She knew all her letters, numbers up to 100, how to count by 10’s, 5’s and some 2’s all before she entered Kindergartner.  Her teachers were so pleased with her, and how much she already knew she quickly became a helper. By the end of the year she was taking kids out in the hall to help with reading and math. Brad and I couldn’t give you enough praise.  As a young child, I struggled with reading and hated to read.  Not Lauren since you guys instilled reading at a young age she loves to read, and reads every night before going to bed. Thank you for all your hard work and truly caring for the children, we are forever grateful!
 Sincerely, Teresa NicholsTraverse City, MI
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
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