Commissioner on Day Care Centers: ‘It’s Fair to Say Some Will Close’

mattinglyweb Commissioner on Day Care Centers: Its Fair to Say Some Will CloseAt the H.H.S. City Council hearing just now, the commissioner for the city Administration for Children Services told Council members that under Michael Bloomberg's budget cuts, 21 child care centers will lose “substantial” funding, and added, “It’s fair to say some will close.”

The commissioner, John Mattingly, went on, “Our choices are limited here.“ If the city “let the system crash,”  then it “won’t have services for people who need it,” according to Mattingly.

Mattingly also said, “At this point in time, I don’t have money to pay for vacant classrooms.”