Category Archives: Day care

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“I figure 75 and 45, it’s time to give it up.”

Juanita Hayes-Hill, who turned 75 this month and decided to sell her 45-year-old Little Pals Day Care Center near 2739 N. Hillside

Child Care on Call to move within Clifton Square; Loving Touch Health & Beauty Spa to open at center

WICHITA — Clifton Square at 3700 E. Douglas is seeing some activity with a couple of businesses.

Child Care on Call, which has been at the development for more than two years, is moving within Clifton Square to Suite No. 45.

“We’re moving to a location that’s going to be a lot better for us,” says owner Angela Bitker.

She says the new space won’t be larger but will be reconfigured to allow for more room.

That’s important because Bitker has a lot of training classes in such things as first aid, CPR and child development.

Her business also provides child care substitutes when places such as day care centers need extra workers. Bitker says child care providers have to have certain qualifications, so not just anyone can fill in when regular works are on leave.

“It’s a very specific kind of person you need to fill in when somebody is sick or is on maternity leave or on vacation.”

Bitker is in the process of moving her business now.

Lisa Love is preparing to move her business into Suite No. 52.

Her Loving Touch Health & Beauty Spa will open in late November or early December to offer massage, body treatments, nail care and hair removal.

Love has previously either worked for others or had her business in someone else’s salon. She’s thrilled to now be opening her own place.

“It’s been a lifetime goal of mine.”

Castle Childcare Learning Center closed and plans to file for bankruptcy

WICHITA — Parents of about 60 children at the Castle Childcare Learning Center, the one at 7370 E. 37th St. North that looks like a castle, got an unhappy surprise Friday.

Owner Becky Weber informed them she was immediately closing and would file for bankruptcy.

“We didn’t realize we were going to do it until Thursday,” Weber says. “We had planned on doing a two-week notice for everybody.”

Her lawyer advised against it.

“He told us to close as soon as possible.”

For parents who already paid in advance for the next month or so, Weber says, “The money will be refunded. We’re going to try to anyway.”

The day care was open for 2 1/2 years. Weber says there are a few interested potential buyers.

She’s not looking to reorganize.

“Not at this time.”