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YMCA moving early childhood development center

“It was a very hard decision, we didn’t want to close the childcare center on Wright Street,” explained Jenna Zdunek, interim executive director at the YMCA of Marquette County. “We had many, many meetings looking at what the best solution was and what it really came down to was the amount of money that we were losing every month from that building, we just couldn’t continue.”

The Y’s child development program moved into the building on Wright Street in December of 2014 since then it’s cost them about $100,000 annually,pandora rings jewelrym98n54 that’s why they are selling it. They will move their infant, toddler and preschool programs into the YMCA’s building in Marquette and reduce their class size.

“We’re really excited to get settled in here and continue to build the program to be the great program we know it can be,” said Amber Ostlund, child development director at the YMCA.

YMCA officials say selling the Wright Street building does not hold them back, but instead allows them to move forward into the future stronger. Their classes will move locations in the middle of their programming, but teachers expect it to be a smooth transition.

“Essentially a lot of it will come back to just the basics of getting familiar with the room, getting familiar with the facility,” said Ostlund. “We do have some great opportunities here within the Y. We will have the kid’s gym they can use, the gymnasium and down the line we will offer swimming.”

The YMCA child development program will move locations as soon as their licensing department approves the space that was renovated. They were able to move other programs within the Y to make way for the child development classrooms and hope they can continue to serve the community as best they can.