A Brooklyn non-profit providing childcare services to more than 80 families is facing closure after losing city funding.
The Fort Greene Council has run childcare programs for over 40 years, along with services for senior citizens.
There has been uncertainty around its future recently, with the city stalling on re-signing their Fulton Street lease.
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The latest setback is that their bid for EarlyLearn funding from the city was denied, after another organization out-performed them on the city’s funding test.
“We’ve had children who came through here, then their children came through here, and we have the grandparents now bringing their grandchild. It’s more of an institution, rather than just a daycare,” said Claudette Macey, Fort Greene Council’s Director.
They plan tohold a rally on the steps of City Hall on Thursday, along with Council Member Laurie Cumbo.
"Providing affordable, quality early education is a priority for this administration, and we will work with every affected family to locate a seat in a nearby program,” said Christopher McKniff, a spokesperson for the Administration for Children’s Services, which oversees the program.