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OMG! I think 2012 is almost over! It's December, and Christmas is just around the corner. What a rush! 

The last few weeks have been really busy at the daycare, and I'm sure you've noticed all the new faces. We know booking into the mornings has been tricky and we've come up with a few solutions. We'll have more spots available in the mornings, and a reserve for last minute bookings. And we'll be hiring additional staff in the New Year.

Our new afternoon program for 3 - 5 year olds is launching in January, and we've still got some spaces left. Why don't you come to the Open House on Dec. 9, and sign up? If you enter our Naming Contest, you could even win a spot for a year! 

This is the season to remember the ways you can give, and appreciate how lucky we are. We'll be celebrating all month long. It's the most wonderful time of the year... :)

We're full to the brim of glad tidings, and you can find them all in the articles below.
Happy Reading!

In this newsletter...

Open House this Sunday!
Christmas Holiday Closures
The Gift of Giving
Buddy Bibs - On Sale Now!
Additional Spots Per Hour
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Open House this Sunday! - Dec. 9, 2012

We had over 50 entries from the first call-out for our "Preschool" Naming Contest, and maybe the fact that the prize is a YEAR-LONG spot in the program has helped get their thinking caps on. 
We love the general theme of the names. Almost any of them would be a fitting title for our new program, and we can't wait to share them with you!

Our launch party is your chance to get in the draw! Come fill out a ballot on Dec. 9, between 1 - 4pm, and get all the details on our awesome new program while you're at it. Meet the teacher and even register on the day. 

Can't wait? Find program information on our newly created webpages.
Christmas Holiday Schedule for 2012/13


Through a series of coincidences and fortunate events, Talia and Lawrence are going to Spain for Christmas. To be honest, it's come as a bit of a surprise to us, too! But, since it would be insane for us to turn the opportunity down, BUDDINGS WILL BE CLOSED FROM DEC. 24, 2012 - JAN. 4, 2013


For holiday info, upcoming events, including our Open House on Dec. 9,, and our daily snack menu check our Google Calendar, which you can also access from our Events Page



The Gift of Giving - December is Celebrations Month
This is the season to appreciate the joys in life, and share them with others. At Buddings, December is CELEBRATIONS MONTH, and we're going to be looking at the many ways to share the season, with our weekly themes Christmas Around the World and The Solstice Story.
Barefoot Books

We're collecting new and gently used toys for our friends at Easter Seals House for until Dec. 19, and will be happy to recirculate some of the extras we all receive this time of year. We're sharing traditions and reconnecting ourselves to the earth with our December themes Christmas Around the World and A Solstice Celebration.

We're even sharing our favourite book line - Barefoot Books - and a special way for you to get 20% off - just in time for the holidays. Get all the information at our Open House on Sunday Dec. 9, 2012.

Buddy Bibs - The Fashionable Way to Teethe
Buddy Bibs
With over 150 families registered with us, we know a lot of kids, and we've seen a lot of toys and accessories. One that we adore is the Bandana Bib. We love it so much, we decided to launch the Buddings Fashion Line with our own version - our Buddy Bib. 

In 4 different styles, Buddy Bibs are handmade of recycled materials with our buddies' best in mind. A fashionable accessory that protects clothes and street cred. 
Our Holiday Sample Sale is on Now! Get first choice on our limited edition bibs and members discounts. 
Reg. Price: $15/each, or 2 for $20
Member Price: $12/each, 2 for $15

The whole line will be available at our Open House on Dec. 9, or you can contact Talia to order.
Additional Spots Per Hour Available

As you may have noticed, the last few weeks at Buddings have been really busy. In fact, our 10 'o clock and 11 'o clock hours are almost filled for the rest of the month. Wow! 

So, if you know you need a morning off sometime this month, go ahead and book it asap. If the hours are blue, it means the regular spots are filled. Can you schedule your appointment for the afternoon?

If not, don't worry. We release additional spots for every hour 24 hours before the day begins. So, if you need a spot on Thursday morning, check in after midnight or Wednesday morning to book one of the reserve hours. You can also contact Talia for availability in the mornings, as we have some extra spots coming available by request.

With all the new kids at the daycare these days, we're more and more appreciative of our fantastic interns, Angie, Johanna, and Sofy. The girls have recently completed the training required for them to officially work in a daycare and, certificates in hand, will each be organizing a guided activity this month. Check our calendar for the dates. 

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