College to close child-care center

Published 07/17 2013 06:37PM

Updated 07/17 2013 06:39PM

MATTOON -- Lake Land College is dealing with funding cuts. The school says it will have to close its current child care center in December.

Cuts in state funding played a big part. The school could not keep up with the costs.

The Child Care Lab has been around for the last 20-years. Currently, about 30-children are enrolled; not as many as in the past. The numbers are down, but costs aren't. That's why Lake Land made the tough decision.

College leaders are now looking for a third party daycare to work with the current facility. The lab will close at the end of December. Lake Land hopes to find a replacement by January so there isn't too much of a gap.

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