Henrico daycare closes, parents notified late Sunday night
Parents tell CBS 6 they began getting phone calls from the Academy For Children notifying them of the closure around 11 p.m. Sunday night. Apparently, not everyone got word as some parents still arrived early Monday to find the daycare’s doors locked at a note posted on the door.
The Academy for Kids (formerly The Learning Tree) is on 5621 Corrugated Road had been operating in eastern Henrico County since 1994. On March 28, 2011, the center was purchased by family owned and operated Kiddos CDC, Inc.
Most parents we spoke with said they were unsure what they were going to with the children today, let alone the next couple of weeks.
“I am in a bind,” said Tuwana Heinsdale. “I don’t know what I’m going to do now. I guess I’ll have to take off of work.”
“I feel like I was lied to,” Willis said. “I feel like things are hard enough with the economy as it is. Now to have to go and find another childcare provider.”
When asked by phone if any concessions would be made for the children and their parents, Griffin said there’s simply nothing he can do.
The note posted on the building’s door reads:
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