Local Academy Steps Up After Brooklyn Park KinderCare Destroyed By Fire
Prestige Preschool Academy is opening its doors to kids who were displaced by Thursday’s fire at KinderCare Learning Center in Brooklyn Park.
The Brooklyn Park academy didn’t hesitate to make the decision after learning KinderCare was a total loss.
“With COVID-19 and social distancing our numbers are lower, which helps us to open our door in emergency situations,” said Danielle Jaeger, Prestige Preschool Academy Center Director. “We do also have long term placements for these kiddos once our doors are fully open again and everybody starts coming back.”
The academy will waive registration fees for new members and provide a discounted tuition rate.
Danielle said the academy serves anyone six weeks to 12 years of age. She said there is a capacity of up to 178 students.
Although schools across the state have closed following the governor’s orders, Prestige Preschool Academy kept its doors open to be able to serve the community.
“We obviously want to cooperate with CDC and uphold regulations they put in place and take advice. But we also want to make sure we’re available for families still working,” said Jaeger.
Jaeger is referring to families that don’t have access to work from home including first responders, nurses, doctors and paramedics.
School officials say the facility is professionally cleaned every day. They also say that “safety and cleanliness are the forefront of our business practices and have been for years.”