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Daycares see dip in attendance when schools close for weather

Posted at 5:13 PM, Jan 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-31 18:38:10-05

CINCINNATI — For the second day in a row, some Tri-State students had school canceled Thursday, creating a difficult situation for working parents.

It also caused a problem for some daycares.

At Nanny's Multi-Level Learning Center in Avondale, co-owner and director Brenda Harris said they usually see fewer children on days when schools are closed for weather.

"Normally when Cincinnati Public Schools have closed for weather or staff development, we usually see a lower amount of kids, especially if the kids that are here have older siblings that are at home," Harris said.

Dad Josh Taylor, a pastor at Faith Fellowship Church, was able to stay home with his children Wednesday and Thursday.

"It's hard, because I think daycares and things like that are fairly expensive," he said. "So it's a blessing for us to stay home with our families when we're able to."

They usually have 80 children a day at Nanny's. On Wednesday, there were just 14. On Thursday, they went up to 35, still below average.

"CPS is still out, but some kids are still here and the older kids are still at home," Harris said. "They didn't want to come in this morning because their brothers and sisters were still at home."