Local daycare stays open through winter weather


Multimedia Journalist - Kathryn DiGisi

CARTERVILLE, Ill. - A local daycare chooses to stay open during winter weather so parents have a place to leave their children when they're out of school.

Many Southern Illinois children have been out of school all week because of snow and ice.

Robin's Nest Learning Center Assistant Director Angela Musial says winter weather is all the more reason for their doors to remain open.

"We watch the weather, we make sure we have our school age teachers coming in earlier," said Musial.

The facility is full of color and fun, but it doubles as a safe space for parents to leave their children. 

"They're learning, they're getting fed properly," said Musial.

Teacher Jenna Parsons said on Tuesday, 60 school-age kids were playing, laughing and learning while their parents were in the office.

"They have to work, and we understand that, and that's why we're here," said Parsons.

She says they will be there, rain or shine, snow or ice.

The only reason they would ever clothes their doors would be a loss of power or water.