Small World Childcare Center closing Friday

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WELCH, WV (WVVA) The Small World Childcare Center in Welch is closing it’s doors on Friday. After 20 years in business, the center has seen a drop in children attendance over the past three years.

For many parents like Sarah Becker, the concern is what happens next? As this is the only childcare center left in McDowell County, Becker says she relied on Small World as her childcare provider.

Becker says the center closing is just another devastating loss to the area especially after multiple business have closed shop and left the area.

Assistant Director Kayla Frasher said the decision to close the doors was made in October, hopeful this would give parents enough time to make new arrangements. She says the older, school age kids understand what is happening. But the younger kids, aging from two to three years old, don’t.

Now that Head Start programs are accepting children at a younger age, this has also become a problem for the center. While Small World doesn’t charge high prices for childcare, head start programs are free.

But the employees are also sad about the center closing. Frasher says the employees see this as more than a job, but their lives. As employees in a childcare center, they witness the firsts. First steps, first words, and teach children new things.

Ashley Smith

Ashley Smith

Multimedia Journalist

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