Long time day care/pre-school set to close

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VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – A Terre Haute day care is closing its doors.

The Sisters of Providence have announced they are closing the Woods Day Care/Preschool.

The day care has been open for nearly 30 years.

The closing of the day care will coincide with the last day of school for Vigo County Schools, scheduled for June 6th.

“After careful consideration of financial and enrollment realities, the General Council of the Sisters of Providence has decided to close what has become an outstanding child development center in the Wabash Valley,” Sisters of Providence General Superior Denise Wilkinson said. “A number of factors entered into this decision.”

Sister Denise said the sisters received an estate gift in 2009, and WDC/PS has used some of the money each year since to offset the shortfall of operating income.

She says the fund will run out at the end of the school year.

Sister Denise said the rising costs of operating the day care were also a factor.

“While the current tuition is comparable with similar facilities in the area, it cannot be increased substantially without a further negative impact on enrollment,” she said.

News 10 will continue to follow this story and bring you more information as it becomes available.

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