A daycare that's been in business for four decades is shutting its doors at one location.
Seventy children who attend Day Nursery of Abilene on Ash Street will be relocating in five weeks.
The cost of running a daycare is increasing especially when the organization is nonprofit.
Cynthia Pearson, the president of Day Nursery, said operating costs are expensive and reimbursement rates from the state just aren't enough.
"The last five years have been a struggle financially for the Ash Street facility," Pearson said. "Everybody thinks childcare is easy and that it's just babysitting and it's not. There are a lot of requirements."
Requirements that are difficult to meet when their clients who are low-income families.
The daycare also contracts through the state and receives reimbursement rates, but Pearson said it's not enough.
"Those have virtually gone unchanged for over 10 years and the cost of doing business has continued to increase," Pearson said.
The Day Nursery of Abilene isn't the only one who's had to close its doors.
In early June, 100 children enrolled at the St. James Daycare were notified that they would have to send there kids elsewhere.
The Ash Street location will close on Sept. 14, according to the president. Parents at the center have been notified.