The Neighborhood House will be ending their long-term childcare services on August 9th. That’s after they projected a defecit of 100 thousand dollars for the coming year.
Representatives said while there are 100 spaces available in the program, only 30 kids are enrolled. Those low numbers, as well as the upcoming increase on minimum wage, are a couple of reasons this is happening.
CEO Becky Rossman said this was a very hard decision but it was necessary.
“We want to make sure that we are sustainable, remain in relevant needs and continue long into the future,” said Becky Rossman, “So while this is very difficult, we love our children here, and our families and our teachers …for us to remain sustainable for another 123 years, we need to make these hard decisions.”
Rossman said they are working hard to find places for both kids, and teachers. They are helping staff write resume’s and cover letters and have been able to find new child care for 20 of the children.