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GA pre-k in Rock Spring's sudden closure

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ROCK SPRING, GA (WRCB) -

"We love the staff, her teachers are great, it's just been great until, you know, `til this week."

This week, parents of the more than 100 children ages 6 weeks to 5-years, who attend Kids Station Christian Learning Center in Rock Spring, Georgia were given 4-days notice the facility was closing.

"We got a letter on Monday that said, um, Monday afternoon at 2:30, that said effective Friday the center was closing."

Owner Angie Grayson wrote finances are the cause, blaming the down economy, lower enrollment, and past due payments. Parents were caught off-guard.

"I personally just started a new job and some other people I know have started new jobs and what are we going to do with our children? So, to have a note handed to you and told, 'hey, do something by Friday,' Yeah, definitely a shock."

In that note, Grayson also admits the center has been in financial trouble for some time.
The second line of the second paragraph states, "I met with an advisor over one year ago, and he advised. Closing at that time."

So, why such short notice? Grayson and administrators refused to comment, and when Channel 3 went looking for answers, they called the authorities who politely asked us to leave.

"I don't know the situation, and I don't want to know, but it's private property, so they've asked you to leave."

"We have to find a school. We have to figure out, 'what are we gonna do with our babies?'"

Since then some relief has come.

"Good news is, this afternoon we got word that Catoosa County has opened up 2 pre-K classes out at Woodstation Elementary. So, they'll have a classroom come the first of the year. Thank the Lord."

We're told the classes at Woodstation are only available for Catoosa County children.
Families from Walker County are still trying to make arrangements.

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