Parents scramble to find new daycare after GSL abruptly closes -

Parents scramble to find new daycare after GSL abruptly closes

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NORTH ST. LOUIS ( – After the license for GSL Developmental Center was suspended and revoked on February 3, parents are left searching for a new daycare.

Parents are scrambling to find another daycare service after GSL closed without a notice. Surrounding daycares say enrolling children in a new daycare will not be an easy transition for parents.

Rorie Patton, owner of Helping Hands Daycare says switching to a new daycare takes time, especially for families that receive state aid.

“There is a requirement we have to have an approval letter and it's a process to get your child moved from one location to another and it might take up to ten to fifteen days,” said Patton.

Two daycare centers that used to be near GSL are now closed.

One mile away from GSL, Kid’s Land says they were full and have no room for children that used to go to GSL.

Little People Learning Center says they are also full. The center says the best advice for parents is to do your homework and do not settle on the first place with an opening. They also say parents with infants are at a disadvantage.

Beulah Jones, Assistant Director for Little People Learning Center said, “Because it's more work for infants, smaller children from two and up, they more independent."

For parents searching for a new daycare or for those who want to check up on the facility they are sending their kids, click the link to view the state database to find past daycare inspections.

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