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Old 08-09-2011, 06:48 PM
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So after a lot of thought and a good cry today, I have decided it's best on my whole family to close my daycare. My 4 girls have struggled with daycare for a long time and it has put a toll on my stress level for a long time now and have decided this is it.

I have a possible job, will find out for sure tomorrow, but they want people as soon as Monday, if I decline to start Monday it moves on to other people. I hate to put my daycare parents in a last minute situation with no daycare but don't want a job opportunity to pass by because who knows how long it will be for another.

Having said that, does anyone have any good closing letters I could use with deepest regrets of a super short notice? I don't feel good about such a short notice, but at the same time I'm not going to let a job opportunity slip away. Help!
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Old 08-09-2011, 07:16 PM
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You'll find many here in our earlier threads: http://daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=closing+letter
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Old 08-09-2011, 07:28 PM
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Wow that's a tough one. I'd probably say something generic like "family emergency" or "medical crisis". Its not really lying, your own kids not dealing well with the daycare is a family issue. And we all know stress is a medical condition, especially if it causes depression. Maybe you can call other providers and inquire about immediate openings so you can have a small list for the parents you are dropping so suddenly. I'd also make it clear it is NOT a recommendation, only a courtesy.
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I hope the transition goes smoothly and that the new job works out well. In my contract, I reserve the right to term at any time for any reason and do not guarantee any notice but I don't know if you have the same type of thing or not. I do like the idea of providing anyone else that could help out on a temp or permanent basis with childcare but letting parents know, its their responsibility what happens beginning Monday. You are not available for backup or anything else after this point. Luckily I have three good recommendations I would feel comfortable providing if this situation happened to me.
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