April 4, 2023
It is with deep sorrow that we find ourselves needing to write this letter. After much hard work and many brainstorming meetings, we find it necessary to close our early learning center. This was a very difficult decision to make, and one we did not come to easily. Our hope was that, when our director returned this week, a good future plan could be established. Unfortunately, circumstances beyond our control put this in jeopardy and brought forth the undeniable realization that the center would need to close.
We are all disappointed in this outcome. We know the burden that families in our community face when trying to find quality care for their children. It was for this very reason that we decided over a year ago to launch a center in our space. We had no idea the mountain we would have to climb to find quality, long-term staff members. We were certainly blessed with the staff we currently have; however, the battle of staffing shortages made it clear that closing was the right decision for now. We are truly sorry for what this means for your families.
We regret that we are placed in a position of needing to close with short notice, but our ability to find adequate staff has created an inability to provide the reliable care that your families need and deserve. It is our hope to remain open for 2 weeks depending on our staffing situation as our current employees seek other employment opportunities.
Thank you for entrusting your children with us. We will miss each one of them. They have certainly made a positive impact on the lives of our staff. We will be in prayer for each of your families as you seek new care.
The Board of Grand Point Early Learning Center