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Woman buys daycare in Warsaw, providing a much needed option for Wyoming County families

Posted at 5:27 AM, Oct 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-03 07:58:42-04

WARSAW, N.Y. (WKBW) — You could call her the daycare fixer-upper. Jeannie Morlacci has owned Ms. Jean's Child Care for 20 years, which started in her garage in Akron.

She grew the business and bought a second daycare that was about to close in Attica.

Her latest fixer upper-- the old Mudpies and Milestones Daycare in Warsaw.

"I've seen the need out here that it was closing and I was like I think I can do this," Morlacci said.

Mudpies and Milestones was about to close for financial reasons and parents in Wyoming County didn't have many other options for their kids.

Jenny Pozzobon says, "a lot of parents were like whatever we can do to keep this open they were looking every direction they could to keep it open."

That's when Morlacci stepped in and bought the daycare, keeping all of its employees, in addition to adding color to the walls, and some new toys.

Now Ms. Jean's child care is open for families in Wyoming County.

"This is the only daycare center out here," Morlacci says.

The renovated facility can teach around 70 children from infants to four-year-olds.

Right now about 30 children are enrolled, but with its grand opening on Wednesday, Ms. Jean hopes to show the community the improvements.

Ms. Jean charges $210 a week per infant and the daycare is currently accepting new children.