I have just received the news that they are closing down the C.C.C.D.S. Patterson Child Care Center where my daughter attends. To my knowledge, every single teacher and staff member is being terminated. As a parent, I am devastated. Receiving this care for my daughter has allowed me to work and to graduate from college. The reasons for the center closing down are ridiculous. I was informed at a parent meeting that the center is not safe. I definitely disagree. I cannot think of any other place in town where my daughter would be safer. Not only that, these teachers have helped my daughter develop the social, emotional and cognitive skills she needs. They have also encouraged my child to eat healthy foods, and use the restroom on her own. My daughter is very happy to come to school in this center, and it makes me happy to leave her in a caring and loving environment that I can call a “second home” for her. These teachers truly dedicate themselves to what they do. I cannot be more thankful with the teachers and staff that have provided these services. I wish them luck in their search for another job.
Thank you, for everything you do.
Oyauki Angel, Patterson resident