Parents express frustration as they are charged for day care while at home due to coronavirus

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Some parents who are not working due to the coronavirus pandemic say they're still being charged by their children's day care.

One mother tells News 12 that the day care at JCC in Stamford is closed, but she received an email asking members to continue paying for their membership dues to keep the day care afloat.

The executive director of JCC says that it has decided to stop charging parents until further notice, and will offer online learning in the meantime.

Another mother, who sends her child to Bright Beginnings, says she pulled them from the day care because they could be exposed to the virus.

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Bright Beginnings announced Tuesday that it was shutting down indefinitely.

The mother says she's also not currently working due to the pandemic, and that the day care is asking her to pay 25% tuition while it is closed to hold her child's spot.

A Bright Beginnings spokesperson tells News 12, "We have a small business and we need to survive. We don't know what the government is going to give us."

The spokesperson also says the day care is willing to work with families who are struggling.

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