Finding good daycare center supplies and furniture is vital for a successful daycare center. That doesn’t mean it’s easy, though.
Sometimes even allocating funds for extra supplies is a hassle, in which case it might be time to look into other ways of earning extra revenue. No daycare center is full every day, but with Hopping In, it’s one step farther away from being mission impossible. Just sell unused spots, motivate parents to join you by giving them partial refund in case a kiddo got sick or they’re going on an impromptu trip, and spend the newly earned revenue on whatever you’d like.
But hopefully, you’ll spend it on supplies. Safety matters, and so does quality staff, but sometimes love towards kids can only be said with colorful playpens and fun toys.
That’s why we’ve assembled a resource list. In here, you’ll find a number of places that sell daycare center supplies and furniture. It also includes reviews to measure ease of use, price, shipping and quality.
This list will be updated on an ongoing basis to provide the greatest amount of choice for you in making sure your daycare center is well stocked, so make sure you bookmark it and send us your recommendations!
Discount School Supply
Discount School Supply: These guys are worth checking out, with an easy-to-use website and high-quality products. They have a wide selection that should meet all your needs and good customer service and shipping.
Also, they do they have even more than just extensive supplies and furniture. Discount School Supply also carries curriculum resources and everything else you can think of.
Prices tend to be fairly reasonable. For example, $225 for a four-foot diameter round table.
Constructive Playthings: This company offers consistent quality and reasonable prices. The selection in some categories could be better (for example, in furniture).
Free shipping on some playground items is one perk Constructive Playthings is currently offering. They have high-quality products, fast-shipping, efficient and caring customer service. There are many ways to order and they even offer tax-exemption if you are paying as an accredited religious institution or non-profit organization.
Daycare Furniture Direct
Daycare Furniture Direct: These guys have everything you could think of.
Their website doesn’t have many frills, but it is easy to navigate and find what you need. Customer service is good and product quality has solid reviews.
Another big plus is very low prices and frequent sales. For example, $120 for a table similar to that sold by Discount School Supply, and lifetime warranty on all products sold to be replaced if they have any defect or problem.
Kaplan Co.: Consider Kaplan Co. as one of your top options.
They have just about everything you could imagine in products suited for toddler to elementary age kids. The furniture and supplies are excellent quality and they offer a huge variety depending on what you’re looking for.
They are also very trusthworthy and reliable, with decent prices and great customer service. The friendliness of their CS is really the icing on the cake with Kaplan.
The frequent sales help, too – you can pick up wholesale items at a tidy discount. Free shipping is also offered for some items.
Child Care Depot
Child Care Depot: This is a solid place to order your daycare center supplies and furniture.
Prices are mid range ($141 for a 30-inch diameter table) although Child Care Depot has a low price guarantee where they say their prices are guaranteed below retail. Another cool thing with this company is that it has a video section demonstrating its products and furniture, as well as a blog.
The only downside is that the website is a bit clunky to get around. Some pages like Contact or FAQ come up as 404 Not Found. The links on the top tabs all work, though, so you can browse their selection.
Author: Hopping In Blog
Sholom Strick is an expert on the business of running daycare centers and founder of Hopping In, a tool that helps childcare centers and family daycare providers fill unused spots.
To contact him or for media inquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org