Breckenridge urged to make Theis’ day-care work
I want to express the facts and my sentiments surrounding Barbara Theis’ day-care situation in Breckenridge, and the big picture of an incredibly honorable woman.I hope this information will help the town council make a wise decision about permitting daycare in her home.The town council previously had cut the number of children that could be cared for. Barbara made it work. The town council wants to change the numbers again.This time it will not work. She will lose the two wonderful women that work for her. She will lose some children. Barbara will not be able to continue with no employees and fewer children. Barbara will lose her business. The town council needs to help this amazing woman, not hinder her.The ordinances that pertain to child-care homes with state licenses (affect local businesses) that cannot obtain licensing through Breckenridge because the hurdles are impossible.Other towns in Summit help day-care providers. Set a precedent in Breckenridge starting with Barbara’s daycare. Barbara has met the state standards with flying colors.Barbara is a cross between super woman, Florence Nightingale and super nanny. I call her St. Barbara. What she has done for the community for many years is nothing short of remarkable. She has helped parents who are suddenly single, who are going through devastating situations. She has gotten grants to help children with problems get early diagnoses. She takes in some children that have health issues and/or behavior problems. She is available beyond belief. Some parents work late or have hospital stays, business trips or just want to go out on the town. Barbara is there.Her day-care prices are unbelievably low. Barbara throws in snacks, lunch, diapers and diagnoses with professionals for no extra charge. The big commercial day-care places hold Barbara in very high regard.
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