Working parents struggle to find care on snow days

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OLATHE, Kan. -- The phrase, “snow day” may mean the world to kids, but could be a potential nightmare for some parents.

With schools still closed due to the weather, many parents were scrambling to find a place for their kids as they headed back to work on Wednesday.

"They love it, and I had errands to do, and I needed a break," said Leah Winkler, the mother of two boys. With all this snow, she says she didn't have many options when it came to entertaining them.

Jennifer Ninen, the director of KidsPark Daycare said, on days like Wednesday, many parents are desperate as they juggle work and family.

"We had frantic calls this morning, ‘are you guys open? My work is open,’" said Ninen. "If their schools and daycares are closed, we're really their only option. It's a safe place for kids to come and have fun."

Parents who were able to take the day off found ways to occupy their kid's time like sledding, but those who had to go back to work, their kids weren't missing out.

"That's convenient for people, especially single parents, or working parents," added Winkler.

"We're still having snow fun, but we're having it inside," said Ninen.



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