ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The owner of a local daycare wants to step in and help families affected by the sudden closure of Kid's Kingdom daycare, which left parents scrambling Monday after it unexpectedly shut its doors.
Kelly Kronbeck owns and operates the daycare Imagination Station in Elma. Kronbeck says she will offer two weeks of free daycare for the families displaced by Kid's Kingdom. She told 2 On Your Side Wednesday even if parents affected by the sudden closure don't want to enroll their child or children there, she's willing to offer this help while they search for another facility.
"You know, my heart breaks because quality childcare is so hard to find," Kronbeck said. "I saw this story and I thought, 'What can I do to help the community?' and it kind of came to light. I thought, 'We have this whole empty center, how can we use this as a tool to help those families?'"
Imagination Station has been in business for about seven and a half years, Kronbeck says, and there are three other locations in the area, including in Alden, Batavia and Leroy.
Parents who are interested in the offer can go to Imagination Station's website or they can call 716-655-2705.