Sonshine Daycare Blames Local Public School For Closure

A board member with Sonshine Daycare is clearing the air.

Dale Sanger says it was the Greater Essex County District School Board who did not renew its contract with the daycare centre.

He says from there the daycare decided to cancel its contract with the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board.

"The catholic board daycare cannot survive on its own in our case anyways without the latch key to help financially support it so unfortunately we were left with no other choice," says Sanger.

Sonshine operates two daycare centres in Belle River, one at Belle River Public School and the other at St. John the Baptist elementary school.

15 staff members will be out of work at the end of June.