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Kids Connection gets extension

Director out, parent says

Kids Connection day care and preschool in Hillsboro has received an extension of the deadline for its closure.

“We were informed on Monday morning that they (Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church) had extended it until the beginning of school in 2012,” parent Tina Boese of Goessel said Tuesday.

Her daughter, 3-year-old Allison, attends Kids Connection. Boese said she is thankful to have more time to evaluate her options and make a decision about what to do for Allison’s day care after Kids Connection closes.

However, she said she was disappointed to hear Kids Connection director Tracy Hefley will not be part of the day care after May. Boese said she hopes a new director of Hefley’s ability can be found soon.

She said she also wants to see efforts continue to establish day care to fill the void that will be left by Kids Connection’s closing.

“I hope the community will move forward with urgency to make sure something is in place,” Boese said.

Hefley was contacted Tuesday but declined to comment.

Last modified April 20, 2011