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The centre sure is quiet this month, as lots of our buddies are out and about on holidays and summer trips. It might have gotten a bit lonely, but we're using the time to make our plans for the coming months. 


Our plans for our third annual summer party are still top secret, but we wanted to pass along the date and time, so you can be sure to come! August 23 is going to be a very Happy Day. ;) 


Plus, September is just around the corner, and we're working away to upgrade our website so that we can offer an extra day of service. That's right! Starting in September, flexible care comes to you on Saturdays! 


And if you are still in town, the July Featured Fieldtrip is happening this Friday: It's the UBC Botanical Gardens and the Greenheart Canopy Walk. After you check out the link to the video, you'll wish you were part of the Big Kids Club. Unfortunately, you're too old, but your toddler or preschooler is just right. Sign them up for the adventure!


It's mid-July, which means summer is half over! That sure was quick!

Make sure you get out there!


In this newsletter...

Save the date - Aug. 23, 2014
Flexible Saturdays Start in September
Featured Field Trip is this Friday!
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Save the Date! 100 Happy Kids Dance Party - Aug. 23


Summer is flying by, and before it ends, we want to make sure we get a chance to celebrate the season with you! On Aug. 23, from 11am - 2pm, we're pleased to invite you to join us at Jonathan Rogers Park, in Vancouver, for our summer party: 100 Happy Kids. 
The details are coming, and we hope you'll stay tuned. 
If you've never been to one of our family-focused fun days, check out the recap from last year's event on our website. If you do, you'll see that we love to share and highlight our friends and partners. 
We are thrilled to welcome Barefoot Books and Butterfly Feet Yoga Dance for presentations this year, and we are still accepting applications for kids and family-oriented businesses to participate. There's no cost, and all you have to do is bring your fun demonstration or display and get ready to play! 
The whole event is still under wraps, with the formal invitation coming soon. In the meantime, circle Aug. 23 on your calendar, and we'll see you there!
Starting in September: Flexible Saturdays!
If "9-to-5" doesn't describe your work day, "Monday-to-Friday" might not quite cover your work week. Or maybe there are other things you can do on the weekends...?
Whatever the reason, starting next season, Buddings is pleased to introduce flexible Saturday childcare! 
Kicking off on Saturday, Sept. 6, our doors will be open from 10am - 5pm, and if qualified care on the weekends piques your interest, the launch party will be a day to remember! 
Our excellent staff will be expanding to cover the extra time, of course, but the shifts will also include the teachers your child knows and trusts. You might even find your favourite daycare doggie in the house. ;)
The website upgrade is still in testing, and once it's ready, when you log into your Buddings account, you'll find six days of licensed educational programming available for bookings. And if you have other suggestions for expansion of our services, definitely let us know!
Big Kids Abroad - UBC Canopy Walk: July 18, 2014

The schedule of field trips for the rest of the summer is up, and there are still lots of great outings for your child to enjoy! This week, the kids will be heading with Talia and Denet to the UBC Botanical Gardens for an aerial adventure: The Greenheart Canopy Walk.

Anyone can explore the forest floor, but if your child wants to see what goes on above, they'll need to join the Big Kids Club for a walk along the rope bridges through the canopy. Reaching a height of nearly 20m, they will have a bird's eye view of our temperate rainforest. And best of all: daycare kids are free! 

Greenheart Canopy Walkway
Greenheart Canopy Walkway

Introducing children to the magic of nature should never be scary, and our field trips always focus more on the journey than the destination. But this one is a big one! Check out the video and then pump up your kids! Join us for July's Featured Field Trip!

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