Re: "Little Pilots' wings clipped," News, April 12.
I am writing regarding the closure of YMCA Little Pilots' childcare center.
I worked at Little Pilots for 20 years and agree that it is not "just a business."
I worked in an office environment for 10 years and, believe me, it was far more fulfilling working with families and children.
I will consider the time I spent there as some of the best of my life. The relationship the program had with the school and community was truly unique and, as Lisa said it, did improve the quality of many lives.
The closure of Little Pilots is sad and unfortunate, but I know for a fact that the YMCA tried to increase enrollment, to no avail.
It is my understanding that the YMCA is doing its best to assist families in finding alternate care, where possible. The YMCA has core values: respect, responsibility, caring and honesty.
These values are solid and affected me and the way I worked, taught and live.
I am proud to have been a part of this special little corner of the world and wish everyone who is and was a part of it a wonderful future.
Carole Epp Richmond