A Tulsa downtown day care's closing is having a domino effect on another day care.
Thursday, February 3rd 2005, 12:02 pm
By: News On 6
The News on 6 was at the meeting Tuesday night when parents tried to convince the board of Tulsa's Children's Day Nursery to stay open. The nursery is in the path of the new downtown arena.
The board decided to close for good instead of relocating. News on 6 anchor Terry Hood says that closing has another downtown day care re-evaluating "its" future.
The Salvation Army's Child Development Center at Archer and Denver is just a few blocks away from the Children's Day Nursery at 3rd and Frisco. Parents say they were told on Monday that this day care would be closing too.
The Salvation Army says the money to operate this day care just isn't there. Parents say the last day they were told they could bring their kids was March 4th, just a week after Children's Day Nursery closes.
Just like the Day Nursery, the Salvation Army day care helps many lower-income families. So when the Day Nursery decided to stay closed for good, the Salvation Army began reconsidering closing "its" day care. They say the have an obligation to their kids and resources the Day Nursery doesn't.
Salvation Army Major Marshall Gesner: "They don't have a building. And so when we discovered that we wanted to make sure that we were not trying to find places when there weren't places for a very large number of children."
Major Gesner says its business as usual for now at the day care, at least until they figure out what their next steps are going to be.