We recently made the difficult decision to shut down the Afterschool program.
This decision was not made lightly. We have had to close Afterschool sites 16 times over the course of the past few months due to insufficient staffing ratios; we also closed another site permanently. In the upcoming months, we are facing significant staff turnover with few qualified applicants for these openings.
In order to run a site in compliance with New Hampshire Child Care Licensing requirements we need a site director who is at least 21-years-old and a 1 to 10 staff to student ratio. The regional staffing shortage makes this virtually impossible.
The last day we will offer care coincides with the beginning of April vacation for each school. April bills will reflect only the days a child receives care. At this time, we do not envision reopening the program in September.
I hope this letter adds clarity to our decision.
With many apologies, John