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Early childhood educator Mary McKinnon plays with Alexis MacDonald at the YMCA infant childcare centre on Green Street.
SUMMERSIDE – The Summerside YMCA is dropping its childcare program, citing rising costs and dwindling enrolment.
The facility announced the decision in a short news release this afternoon, stating that its early years centre closes Dec. 20. The early years centre offers day care, after-school programs and summer camps.
The board of directors is looking for other uses for the facility -- including the possibility of leasing space -- "that could be sustained into the future," the release states.