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333 West Colfax

South Bend, Indiana 46601


Phone: 574.234.7613
Fax: 574.288.8083

May 31, 2017

To Whom It May Concern:

It is with great sadness that we announce the Childrens Center of the First Presbyterian Church will close
on June 2, 2017. The Board of Directors for the Childrens Center discussed and debated many issues
before the decision to close was reached. Many factors were considered including: financial concerns,
an aging building, difficulty in hiring and retaining staff, and competition.

Beginning in September of 1983, the Childrens Center provided care for children from six weeks old
through six years of age. Over the years, many people helped to make the center a special place for
young children in the heart of downtown South Bend. As we close, a big thank you goes out to the
parents, teachers, directors, staff, volunteers, church staff and congregation for all the work and support
over the past 34 years.

Sincerely,

The Childrens Center Board