Since cfParis opened GROW Daycare in 2019 alongside our brand new facility, @3410, GROW has been an amazing bridge to our community. Particularly during the worst months of the COVID pandemic, GROW was able to continue providing quality child care to our families, while also serving as the primary means for many people and organizations to connect with both cfParis and @3410. Over the last few years, these connections have multiplied into an exciting list of opportunities for existing ministries as well as new ministry outreach programs looking for more space at @3410.
After many months of prayerful discussion, the cfParis leadership team met this week and believe that pursuing these opportunities is the right path for @3410 at this time. Unfortunately, cfParis will not be able to effectively do so while managing the legal and logistical intricacies of simultaneously operating GROW. As such, they have made the difficult decision to end our daycare services provided by GROW Daycare on Friday, June 23, 2023.
We certainly realize that this change will have a very significant impact on your family, but assure you that we are committed to continuing to provide excellent care for your student(s) until our closing date or as long as you remain here with us at GROW. We have also put measures in place to ensure that the eventual transition for each of our teachers and their families is as smooth as possible.
The cfParis leadership team would like to express our sincere appreciation for GROW Daycare's amazing Director, Chelsea Jackson. Chelsea's gracious leadership style and tremendous work ethic, especially during the chaos of COVID, kept GROW going ... and growing! The success of the center -- including being voted Best Daycare in Paris for two years in a row -- is due to Chelsea's efforts alongside Jackie Cisneros and all our phenomenal teachers and staff. They have helped to carry the heart of our ministry to so many families within our community.
As parents, the best resources for you when you're ready to begin exploring options for local daycare centers can be found through the Texas Child Care Availability Portal online at https://find.childcare.texas.gov/welcome.
On behalf of the cfParis leadership team,
Pastor Cory Jones
Chelsea Jackson firstname.lastname@example.org