Last Friday, Cape Cod Today learned that Cape Cod Child Development Program was closing its child care centers in Hyannis and Falmouth. Both facilities were operating under an enrollment freeze imposed by the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) since January 19, 2019.
CEO Kristina Dower issued the following statement a few moments ago:
“Cape Cod Child Development confirms that we are working cooperatively with the Office of the Secretary of Education, Jim Peyser, and his Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) towards an orderly relinquishment of our licenses in Hyannis and Falmouth. Our focus is on a smooth transition to ensure that the children and families continue to receive the quality care and professional support needed over the coming months. We are contacting affected parents and setting up appointments for them with Child Care Network which will assist them in accessing other childcare programs.”
Ms. Dower is also the CEO of JTEC, which entered into an affiliation agreement with Cape Cod Child Development Program last March.
Update at 3:30 p.m.
Kathleen Hart, spokesperson for the Department of Early Education and Care issued the following statement: “The Department of Early Education and Care’s priority is continuity of care for the children impacted by Cape Cod Child Development’s decision and we will work with local resources to help ensure all families find alternate placements that meet their needs.”
According to the EEC, 47 children are currently enrolled at CCCDP's Hyannis and Falmouth programs; 21 are expected to enroll in Kindergarten this fall (Fall 2019).