Who’s Who On Our Staff

Buttons 'N Bows Preschool 'N Kindergarten Owner Fran Lapin

Buttons ‘n Bows Preschool ‘n Kindergarten Owner Fran Lapin and her husband, Gary

FRAN LAPIN: Owner of Buttons ‘n Bows Preschools
Fran graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Elementary Education. She did graduate work to the equivalent of a Masters Degree at the University of Denver, University of Northern Colorado, University of Wyoming and Chapman College of California. She also studied education in the Orient.

Fran taught in the Denver public schools as a primary teacher (grades 1, 2, 3) for seven years. During that time she was a Brownie Scout Leader, Secretary for the Committee, and PTA President of Thatcher Elementary School.

She was named in the 1972 edition of Outstanding Young Women in America because of her work with young children.


Aridai Morales

ARIDAI MORALES: Director of Buttons ‘n Bows

Hello there! My name is Aridai Morales. I am the Director at Buttons ‘N Bows Preschool and Kindergarten in Holladay. I have been with the company for over four years. I was the two year old teacher for three years and then the Pre-Kindergarten teacher before becoming the Director.

I married my high school sweetheart, Fernando. We have a beautiful two year old daughter, named Ambar who also attends Buttons ‘N Bows. I was born in Mexico and Fernando was born in Guatemala. We lived in Arizona for ten years before moving to Utah in 2010. When we both experienced snow for the first times in our lives, we knew this was the place we wanted to call “HOME”.

I have my National Director Credentials and I am currently continuing to take classes from NICCM (National Institute of Child Care Management) and The Children’s Service Society. I have always felt that Buttons ‘N Bows feels more like a family than a job.

It is my goal to make all of the staff, students, and parents feel comfortable and at home. I want Buttons ‘N Bows to be a fun and safe place for children in our care. We will always do our best to make children feel cared for and excited to come to school each and every day at Buttons ‘N Bows.

Buttons ‘n Bows staff

OUR STAFF: Buttons ‘n Bows owes it’s longstanding success to fantastic employees! Happy, qualified teachers make happy, learning children…which in turn creates happy, paying parents!

Some of our teachers have stayed for decades which is an indicator of our quality program. In fact, we have even had past students return as teachers when they’re older!

Our teachers receive many opportunities for training each year, including in-service training held on topics such as student portfolios, transitions, learning centers vs. free play, sexual development in early childhood, indoor gross motor movement, hand-washing and disease prevention, mathematics in early childhood, time management for teachers, and more!

We are always happy to meet new families, take you on a tour of our center, and answer your questions.

For more information, please stop by Buttons ‘n Bows Preschool ‘n KindergartenContact Us online, or call us today!