PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Kid Country Child Development Center has been in the same building for 14 years.

But soon that building will be torn down to make room for new single family homes, leaving a lot of people scrambling.

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With 51 children, the Kid Country center is a busy place, from story time to nap time to feeding time. But the owner fears the good times may be over.

“I need somewhere to go with my 51 children,” said Nell Boswell.

Boswell, is in a dilemma. The owner of the property has sold it, so she will have to move, along with her nine staff members and some 30 parents.

“I would have to shut down if I can’t find another place,” Boswell said. “I will fight to the end. I am bound and determined, someone will come up with something to help me.”

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Kristie Paulowich has two children at the center.

“I am going to have to find somewhere else to go, which I am not sure where I can go,” said Paulowich. “I am very concerned. My kids have been here for 11 and almost six years. My kids have pretty much grown up in this daycare with these people.”

Boswell was hoping to go back to First Christian Church, where the center was first housed before this facility, but the Beaver County zoning commissioner would not allow it because the church is in a residential area.

“It was grandfathered in, but once you are gone, you lose the grandfathering,” Boswell said.
Boswell also wants to remain in the Beaver School District.

“Seventy percent of my children are in the Beaver School District,” she said. “They start here as infants and most come ‘til age 12.”

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