Press release from Wilton First Selectman's Office, Tuesday, Aug. 27th, 2013
Parks & Recreation Director Steve Pierce notified parents with children enrolled in the toddler program at Comstock Community Center that the program would not be offered this fall as scheduled.
Mr. Pierce offered two reasons for the program cancellation. The State Department of Public Health has informed the Town that the toddler program as currently run can only be provided by a licensed child care center. The Town is not licensed to run a child care facility, and, therefore, cannot continue to offer the current toddler program. In addition, facility improvements and maintenance projects at Comstock Community Center will be substantial and may interfere with the safe operation of the toddler program.
Parks & Recreation Department personnel are working with representatives of the State Department of Public Health to determine what toddler program offerings the Town can provide that would meet State requirements for a non-licensed facility. Such offerings must also take into consideration the ongoing facility improvement and maintenance projects. Parents will be notified if such programs offerings will be made available for the fall session.
Mr. Pierce expressed his deep regret that this much beloved program will not be available to the Town’s parents this fall.