Parents Try to Save Daycare
Omaha, NE - Parents, so passionate about a daycare set to close say they're not ready to let it go.
The Salvation Army’s day care "Stepping Stones" is closing in January because they simply can't afford to operate it anymore.
Parents are asking the public to help save it.
They were supposed to meet with the Salvation Army Thursday night, but the meeting was cancelled. Some still showed up hoping things would change.
Stepping Stones yearly budget is more than eight hundred thousand dollars, but over the years with more children receiving care through subsidies, the Salvation Army just can't afford it anymore.
They still need 300-grand to cover costs.
One parent says she moved close to the daycare so her kids would have easy access.
"It’s such a great program, I really hope there is some way they can reconsider and help keep this open," said parent Gloryanna. "The staff here has helped my kids so much; I don't know what we are going to do without them."
The Salvation Army said they gave parents more than three months to find other options.
In the future they hope to have a daycare fair to bring in providers so parents can look at all the options.