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Cold weather cancels classes, some buildings stay open for childcare

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(01/28/14) - More than 250 Mid-Michigan schools and organizations canceled Tuesday because of the frigid temps.

There are places that pride themselves on staying open, when it's safe to, because parents depend on them for that.

Some school districts, for example, have latchkey programs and daycare facilities that have been critical in this cold weather for working parents with no place else to send their children.

Kearsley Schools' Pumpkin Patch Child Care and Learning Center was open Tuesday.

"We probably have about 25 (kids) and normally we'd have almost a 100," said Julie Dinnan, Director of Preschool Programs for Kearsley Schools.

Attendance was way down, but the building was still open and heated as it always is when they have a full group of kids - some of whom are babies.

Dinnan stressed the temperature inside the building was normal Tuesday, 68-71 degrees, even when the outside temperature was at its lowest.

There was a picture making its way around social media showing a thermometer reading 40-50 degrees.

Dinnan said it was propped against a cold wall, near a window, and wasn't showing the true temperature, adding no kids had to wear hats or gloves indoors.

"We would never allow a child to be in a classroom that would be cold or unsafe in any way," she said.

Kids were not allowed outside, on the playground, because of the cold.

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