Petersburg Child Care Center board vice president, Kim Kilkenny asked the Petersburg City Council to place the organization on the Capital Improvement Projects list during the regular council meeting Tuesday, Sept. 4.
“The PCC is running very short on space and have a waiting list for infants and toddlers one to two years of age,” Kilkenny said. “We are starting the process of getting funds together to expand our building.”
Kilkenny explained to the Council that the wish of the PCC Board is to expand enough to accommodate 20 more kids. At this time the organization has to refuse parents.
“If families aren't able to find child care, how will they be able to go to work?” Kilkenny asked.
PCC is the only licensed facility in the area and family recruitment is a big part of economic development for the community.
“This is a necessary service that is needed here in Petersburg,” Kilkenny added. “So please consider adding us to the capital improvement projects list.”