Grim news for parents in the Gallatin Valley this morning. The Chronicle reports that The Children’s Place, a nonprofit daycare for kids from birth to 6 years old, closed unexpectedly on Friday, leaving working parents in a child care bind and putting 11 people out of work.
The Children’s Place is just one in a series of expected or announced daycare closures in the valley. Most are closing because of a lack of business as working parents just can’t afford to keep their kids in licensed daycare. At the time of its closure, The Children’s Place was licensed to care for 40 kids. Only 28 were enrolled.