The Ontario Early Years Centre in Minden will be closing this Friday. Clients received a letter on June 15 informing them that the EarlyON Child and Family Centre in Minden will be closing as of June 22.

The letter from the board of directors states “ongoing concerns regarding the level of funding and the growing administrative burden” for the centre led to the decision.

The letter also states that they tried to transfer the service to another childcare operator, but an agreement hadn’t been reached. A petition to keep the centre open has been started and is circulating on social media.