Lakewood Beginnings Child Development Center, Inc. Ceases Operations
The Board of Trustees of Lakewood Beginnings Child Development Center, Inc. (LBCDC) regretfully announced today that the center is insolvent and has ceased operations effective at 6 p.m. on Friday October 26. All families with children attending the center will need to make alternate childcare arrangements. The Board is in the process of notifying stakeholders.
Families that need assistance with making new childcare arrangements are asked to contact the Lakewood Division of Early Childhood at (216) 529-5018. The Board has attempted to notify all families, but encountered some issues with the contact information on file.
This was not an easy decision to make. The Board recognizes the difficult position this creates for employees and the families served by the center. However, given the economic realities of the center, the Board could not find viable alternatives that would meet the needs of employees, families and vendors.
LBCDC was founded in 1953 as a nursery school. It has grown over the years and is a child daycare center licensed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS). LBCDC is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), has a three-star rating in the ODJFS Step Up to Quality program, and participates in Cuyahoga County’s Invest in Children Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) pilot program. These achievements were made possible by the dedicated staff.
For more information, please contact the Board of Trustees. Email is the best method for contact. Inquiries will be responded to as quickly as possible. LBCDCTrustees@gmail.com
Kate Sala is the secretary of the Board of Trustees of Lakewood Beginnings Child Development Center.
Secretary, Board of Trustees of Lakewood Beginnings Child Development Center