Bullfrogs & Butterflies Christian Learning Center & Preschool

5902 South 12th St
Portage, MI 49024

Bullfrogs & Butterflies Christian Learning Center & Preschool

5902 South 12th St, Portage, MI 49024
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AT A GLANCE
AT A GLANCE
In Business Since:
2004
Total Employees:
11-50
Credentials:

State Licensed, Better Business Bureau,
  • First Aid Training,
  • CPR Training,
  • Early Childhood Education (ECE),
  • Child Development Associate (CDA),
  • Early Child Development Coursework
Hours
Monday:
6:00AM - 6:00PM
Tuesday:
6:00AM - 6:00PM
Wednesday:
6:00AM - 6:00PM
Thursday:
6:00AM - 6:00PM
Friday:
6:00AM - 6:00PM
Saturday:
Closed
Sunday:
Closed
Program Details
Type:
  • Child Care Center/Day Care Center,
  • Preschool (or Nursery School or Pre-K)
Additional Details:
  • Summer care / camp
Philosophy:
  • Developmental (Play-Based),
  • Faith-Based,
  • Outdoor/Nature
Languages:
  • English
Teacher/Student Ratio:
Infants & Toddlers 1:4, Young Preschool 1:8, Preschool 1:9, Pre-K 1:11
Program Capacity:
180
Cost & Availability
Classroom Type Rate Rate Type Availability *
Infant $237 per week 0
Toddler $232 per week 1
Preschool $201 per week 0
Pre-K $189 per week 0
*availability last updated on 01/03/2017
Offerings
Full Time (5 days/wk)
Part Time (1-4 days/wk)
Half-Day (Morning)
Full-Day
Extended Care (Before School)
Extended Care (After School)
Payment Options
  • Personal Check|
  • Cash|
  • Credit Card
Ratings & Reviews
(29)
(29)
Raquel C
06/12/2018
This Daycare is AMAZING with my infant daughter. Being first time parents we were terrified to send our little one to Daycare putting all of our trust into strangers but Bullfrogs & Butterflies truly makes you feel like family. The teachers are amazing and go above and beyond to care for the children. I also love being able to have instant updates come directly to my phone with there online aps and cameras allow me to see my daughter anytime I want, Truly makes my work day go by more relaxed knowing she is ok. I would HIGHLY recommend this place!
Loren
05/23/2018
Love this school! Such a relief to leave your kiddos somewhere and feel that they're safe and happy! The teachers and kids are always so happy and I'm so glad I came upon this lovely school!!
Laurel P
04/03/2018
The staff are very reliable and good with kids.
Stephanie P
02/01/2018
If you're looking for a fun place to work look no further! I have been with bullfrogs and butterflies for a few months now and i absolutley love it here! The staff is amazing and is really more like a family. The children are always so excited to say good morning and are always welcoming me with open arms! I really love the creative curriculum because it doesnt feel like "school" but the children are learning so much everyday. Its really great to watch them grow.
Ashley
01/31/2018
I started taking my daughter here since she was 8 weeks old. I am beyond impressed with bullfrogs and butterflies. Staff listens to my requests and because of my crazy nursing school schedule changing every 8 weeks, they accommodate the schedule changes. It's my daughters second home and I love how comfortable she is when I drop her off. Her caregivers are so caring and give me updates with how her day went. Getting updates from the tadpole app and video cameras is an added bonus. I Highly recommend this place. Also free coffee, who could say no to that!
Laurel W
01/31/2018
I have taken my daughter to B&B since she was 3 months old. As a first time parent I felt comfortable leaving my child in the care of B&B from the beginning. Highlights of the facility include viewable webcams and the Tadpole app. I can always check in to see how my daughters day is going and that provides great comfort. The owners of the facility are really involved and always open to feedback from the families. I have also been impressed with the activities that take place throughout the day. My daughter loves to read and I attribute it to being in the care of B&B, they always are reading to the kids. I also like that they employee a chef and they aren't just feeding the kids food out of a box. I truly feel my the teachers and caregivers at B&B care about my daughter. She always is happy to be dropped off and is smiling when we pick her up at the end of the day.
Megan B
01/31/2018
Bullfrogs and Butterflies has been the perfect fit for our family. Our daughter started there when she was 12 weeks old and has been blossoming ever since. She is now in one of the toddler rooms as a 17 month old and her teachers are so great with her and the other kiddos. You can tell they love their jobs and adore loving on the kiddos during the day. Bullfrogs and Butterflies is truly a blessing for us. I would definitely recommend them to any family in the area!
Cory C
01/29/2018
Our 4 year old son has been going to Bullfrogs & Butterflies full-time since he turned one year old. He's now in the Preschool program and he absolutely loves going to school. He has always had great teachers who are genuinely invested in his growth and happiness. He cherishes the friendships that he's developed at school. As parents, we feel good knowing that he gets a variety of experiences and lessons at school, ranging from academic to social skills to bible study. They have a webcam and an app so you can stay connected with what your child does throughout the day, and they send a daily report at the end of the day as well. We also plan to enroll our newborn in the infant room later this summer. We definitely recommend this center for trusted childcare!
Alesha
01/24/2018
I worked here a week and was very disappointed with how the afternoon staff/management talked to employees. I was told they just take some getting warming up to. I don't believe you should work around children if you are not in high spirits and genuine.
Kayla E
01/22/2018
I started working here just after Christmas and love it here. The kids are cared for and shown God's love. If I had children this would be the place I took my kids!
Denise K
01/15/2018
The staff is wonderful. My favorite thing about Bullfrogs and Butterflies is that my daughter comes home with sand in her shoes and a smile on her face. She gets outside and explores. I feel comfortable talking with teachers about concerns/needs. They were excellent when it came to helping our son with some special needs/attention he had for a few months.
Melissa H
01/10/2018
We have been very pleased from the moment we started at Bull Frogs and Butterflies. It was our kiddos first time at daycare. They made the transition seamless for us all. They truly care about your child as their own. My son has learned so much since he has started here. We are very impressed.
Melissa H
11/05/2017
We love bull frogs and butterflies! The teachers made our first school setting so easy! I never have to worry about the care that my children are receiving. They have learned so much in such a short period. Definitely recommend!
Ashleigh L
04/18/2017
We love Bullfrogs and Butterflies. My husband and I find the staff and owner to be so kind and helpful. Our son loves to attend and gets excited when he sees we arrive at the building. Our son has been attending now for a little over a year now. Every teacher he has had has been amazing. I have nothing negative to write. We've been extremely happy with everything.
Jim T
03/10/2017
Do not bring your children to this company. Do not work for this company either while you're at it. These workers work their tail ends off for a company that treats them like crap.

My family and I are attempting to get healthcare for our family, which requires pay stubs and a letter stating that she no longer works for the company.

I was told today, with much attitude by the owner, Joellen, that it is the employees responsibility to keep pay stubs. I was told the pay stubs were kept at home. Really? What kind of company keeps personal information at the owners house?

It is true that it is the employees responsibility to keep pay stubs, however, BY LAW, they are required to provide this information, especially for an employee that did nothing but work her best for this company. It does not take anymore than an hour of their precious time to provide this information.

Bullfrogs, I hope this review wakes your delusional administration staff up. Social media is a powerful tool for business.
Jacqlyn H
01/31/2017
I am absolutely loving Bullfrogs and Butterflies! My son has learned so much from his teachers already and has only been with the center for a few months. He has adjusted very well and loves spending time there. His teachers do a wonderful job communicating with my husband and me using the tadpoles app. We love that we are able to keep an eye on him through the cameras while we at work. Makes the experience of leaving your child with someone new much more relaxing. We are just very happy he is somewhere we can trust. The center also offers some perks outside of the normal work week. For example, we love that the center has Mom and Dad date night and where we can drop him off for 2 hours and go out for a child free dinner! This is done for FREE (or donation). Would recommend B&B to anyone!
Emma P
01/30/2017
My daughter has been attending Bullfrogs and Butterflies for two years and my son (8 weeks) is starting next month. My daughter has a severe dairy allergy and the staff and admin are able to accommodate her diet to where she is able to eat with her classmates and not feel alienated like at a previous daycare we attended. The curriculum is a great mix of creativity, bible study, and education. She loves attending school so much she asked to start going five days a week. As a working mom, I love knowing that my kids are in a safe place and happy to be there. I highly recommend Bullfrogs and Butterflies to all families!
Jennifer C
01/30/2017
Our daughter goes to Bullfrogs and Butterflies full time. When we made the switch from home daycare to a center based program, I was really nervous. However, our experience here has been great! The staff is very caring and friendly. Our daughter loves to go each day!
Matthew
01/07/2017
Our daughter loves attending Bullfrogs and Butterflies. She is excited to see her friends and teachers everyday.
The staff is caring and takes great care of the children.
Kara C
01/03/2017
Our family is very lucky to have Bullfrog & Butterflies Daycare down the road from us! We moved recently from out of state and the teachers and administration were wonderful in transitioning our toddler to their school. All the changes can be tough on a little one, and they made it as easy as it could be for our son. Now, our son loves the school and talks about the fun activities and his nice teachers all the time! Our daughter will be starting there soon as well!
Marie P
01/03/2017
I am so happy we chose Bullfrogs and Butterflies to care for our daughter! She started as an infant and has grown into a busy toddler. We are so happy with the care she receives. Bullfrogs and Butterflies has amazing teachers that truly care for the kids. Her day is full of fun, learning based activities. The owner and staff are always friendly and helpful. The security features of the center give me peace of mind and I love being able to watch her on video at any time throughout my workday.
April D
11/07/2016
health policy needs to be updated
Reply from Bullfrogs & Butterflies Christian Learning Center & Preschool
Hi April - Thank you for your input. We appreciate feedback from our families and encourage them to share with a member of our administration team so that action may be taken or an explanation given. Please feel free to email feedback@bullfrogkids.com or stop by the front office to speak with someone at your convenience.
01/03/2017
Josh
01/29/2016
We looked at a bunch of daycares in the area and ended up here b/c they really seem to care about your kids and do tons of cool things with them.
Tracy R
01/27/2016
We have an 11 month and she has attended Bullfrogs and Butterflies since she was 4 months old. This is certainly a learning center, not just a daycare. The instructors are very caring and our daughter is excited to see them in the mornings. Which gives us peace of mind when dropping her off.
They provide us with an email daily detailing her daily activities, meals and even her diaper changes. The activities that she partakes in are part of an actual curriculum, they work off lesson plans and make sure she is partaking in activities that are age and developmentally appropriate for her.

When there was an incident that we needed to know about, they promptly contacted us and communicated with us effectively.

We certainly recommend Bullfrogs and Butterflies to our friends and neighbors.
Reply from Bullfrogs & Butterflies Christian Learning Center & Preschool
Thank you for your kind words Tracy, we enjoy having your daughter in our program and appreciate the opportunity to be involved in her development and growth.
01/28/2016
Kimberly L
01/24/2016
Bullfrogs and Butterflies is a very caring and wonderful daycare. What was most appealing to me when we first started was the camera system so that I could see my daughter any time of day. A new mom at the time, that made me feel comfortable that I could see her, but also that the employees were being monitored by myself and other parents. I am a teacher myself and have taught pre-school and have high expectations for the teachers. The teachers at B&B have always had the children's best interests in mind when making decisions in the classroom. I recommend this impressive facility for families who are looking for a Christen based daycare with a loving atmosphere.
Reply from Bullfrogs & Butterflies Christian Learning Center & Preschool
Thank you for your kind words Kim, we enjoy having your daughter in our program and appreciate the opportunity to be involved in her development and growth.
01/28/2016
Katelyn J
01/24/2016
Bullfrogs and Butterflies is the first place I have felt comfortable leaving my daughter for an extended period of time. The staff really takes the time to get to know each family and child and really cares for them!
Reply from Bullfrogs & Butterflies Christian Learning Center & Preschool
Thank you for your kind words Katey, we enjoy having your daughter in our program and appreciate the opportunity to be involved in her development and growth.
01/28/2016
Kelly S
01/23/2016
We have been very happy with Bullfrogs & Butterflies. The teachers genuinely care for the kids they are watching. It makes it easier to leave your little one when you know they are getting lots of love all day.
Reply from Bullfrogs & Butterflies Christian Learning Center & Preschool
Thank you for your kind words Kelly, we enjoy having your daughter in our program and appreciate the opportunity to be involved in her development and growth.
01/28/2016
Tiffany C
01/23/2016
I feel lucky to have found a place for my daughter to attend preschool that I feel comfortable with the teachers and their plans for the day; as well as where my daughter goes to see her friends while learning so much
Reply from Bullfrogs & Butterflies Christian Learning Center & Preschool
Thank you for your kind words Tiffany, we are the lucky ones having your daughter in our program and having the opportunity to be involved in her development and growth.
01/28/2016
Melissa S
01/10/2016
Bullfrogs & Butterflies has a family feel and the staff truly care about the children they care for. The classrooms are large and have a variety of materials. The teachers and children are always laughing and learning together. I highly recommend their care to friends and family.
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