Daycare Shuts Down With No Notice For Some Parents

By: April Davis
By: April Davis

A daycare center in the east closed its doors this week with little or no notice to parents or staff.

Many showed up to drop their kids off at The Children's House on Highland Drive in Washington Tuesday and found a sign saying the center was closed for good. Others got a call Monday night. No explanation has been given, and parents are now scrambling to make other arrangements.

"Normally I would be at work right now. So obviously that's a change, but without anyone to keep him I had to call into work and stay out. Daycares are few and far between sometimes, and waiting lists can be long."said mother Emma Shipley.

The owner, Carol Hofbauer of Illinois, could not be reached for comment. The center's director says she'll hold office hours from 2:00 -4:00 p.m. this week for parents to get their children's' records and any belongings left behind. She also says she is forwarding information to the owner so she can refund parents' money.

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