SPRINGFIELD - A daycare center run by the Springfield School District will be closing its doors at the end of the year.
Scope Daycare opened in 2002 and the program was intended to be self-supporting. But in the past few years the cost of subsidizing the daycare has ballooned from $42,000 per year to more than $100,000.
But the daycare center did succeed in giving parents peace of mind.
"It was initially planned to be a facility that was high quality for the employees of district 186 and its a small center and that's one of the things that the parents shared with us on Wednesday evening was that they felt like their child was known to everyone within the center," Kathy Davis of the Springfield School District told WAND.
Parents can get free help to find other daycares in through the Community Child Care Connection, which has a database of more than 700 providers.