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Old 02-21-2011, 07:40 PM
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I am starting my Day care in July and I would like to know where everyone bought their mats, tables and any thing else you have... Thank you
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Old 02-22-2011, 02:49 AM
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discountschoolsupply.com
kaplanco.com
orientaltrading.com
teacherstorehouse.com

I also found some great stuff on craigslist, freecycle, and tons of yard sales.

good luck, and welcome to the forum!!!!
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www.littletikeschildcare.com Check out the bundle deals.
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Old 02-22-2011, 04:15 AM
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I am starting my Day care in July and I would like to know where everyone bought their mats, tables and any thing else you have... Thank you
Nap mats I got at walmart, tables & chairs Toys R Us, and most of my toys from Toys R Us, cute blankets Target, travel size pillows and pillowcases at walmart, kitchen set K Mart, Cute new cubbies Target, bought these over the weekend
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www.lakeshore.com they have absolutely everything but they are expensive.
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For all my toys, furniture, storage, etc. I almost exclusively use craigslist.

For art supplies and such I either check CL or discount school supplies (with a coupon code) or sales at Target/Walmart or Dollar Tree.
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discountschoolsupply.com
kaplanco.com
orientaltrading.com
teacherstorehouse.com

I also found some great stuff on craigslist, freecycle, and tons of yard sales.

good luck, and welcome to the forum!!!!
Ditto on ALL plus some Walmart of course OH and dollar tree is awesome for school supplies (paper, glue, stencils, border, books etc)
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Craigslist. Do a search for daycares that are closing down and ask the seller if they will give you a bigger discount for purchasing multiple items.
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I was able to score some stuff on craigslist.

I also mainly used Lakeshore and Discount School Supply. Most of my furniture I bought at Ikea, which was very affordable.

For toys, I actually found a lot of educational toys at Toys R Us for very reasonable prices.

Little Tikes was also great. Good deals, but wait for free shipping or shipping can be very expensive.

Good luck! I opened last August and love what I do.
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