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Daycares filling up with kids on snow days

Daycare fills up with "snow day" kids (Source: WOIO) Daycare fills up with "snow day" kids (Source: WOIO)
STRONGSVILLE, OH (WOIO) - Sisters Cece and Elle Miklich are enjoying playing together at Sweet Kiddles in Strongsville because school was cancelled for six-year-old Elle.

"I was like let me guess, no school and she was like right," explains Elle Miklich.

"It's just been a nightmare with all the schools closings." says mom Lisa Miklich.

Lisa says it's a stress reliever for her and other parents who are left scrambling to figure out what to do when the weather gets in the way of their daily routine, knowing there's somewhere they can take their kids.

"It's been a lifesaver. I mean I can't be calling off work I had to be downtown at 7:30 this morning," says Miklich.

Owner Andrea Kimmel started Sweet Kiddles two-and-a-half years ago because she says she couldn't juggle a career and her kids without having flexible childcare options.

"People use us as a traditional center full time, but then also a day here, a day there. Maybe just when there's a snow emergency and they need to go to work and the kids don't have school you don't come you don't pay," says Andrea Kimmel.

Nina McCollum's five-year-old son Dylan was able to come to the center.

"I couldn't take off work again so he came her for the first time today and I think it went well really well. And we will be back here tomorrow," says Nina McCollum.

Now Nina just hopes warmer days are ahead.

"I hope winter is really done soon cause I'm just about done. There's not enough wine to get through the rest of this winter,” says McCollum with a laugh.

Sweet Kiddles has another location in Medina.

The centers have been packed lately, but you can be put on a waiting list.

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