Eight daycares closing due to lack of state funding

August 13, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
The California state budget stalemate is taking its toll on hundreds of valley children. The I5 Social Services Corporation says without a new state budget in place to provide financial assistance, it's being forced to shut down eight of its daycare centers across Fresno and Madera County. 600 children will be affected and 188 jobs are also being lost until a new budget can be agreed upon. Teachers and parents say it isn't fair they're being punished for something they have no control over. And they want the governor to sign the budget soon.