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Daycare dealing with budget cuts [US]

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Hingorani, Jitin
Publication Date: 
15 Oct 2003
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A 62-year-old daycare serving low-income families may have to disenroll some of its students just to survive. Mainspring Schools is one of the many social service organizations adjusting to the city's recent five percent budget cut.

If things continue the way they are, five children may not be returning to daycare next month.

City budget cuts have hit most organizations hard, but actually having to send their kids home for good is something teachers can't bear.

Mainspring Schools got its start in 1941 as a war nursery. It provided childcare for women entering the workforce while their husbands were serving in WWII.

Their commitment to low-income, working families continues 62 years later.

- reprinted from News 8 Austin

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15 Oct 2003
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