Angel Fire Resort Childcare and Preschool announced today they will cease spring through fall operations effective May 1, 2015. The resort plans on providing winter childcare (December-March) moving forward for employees, locals and visitors, along with Snow Bear Camp and the 3 Ski Program.
Angel Fire Resort Childcare and Preschool has been in business for over 30 years. During this time Judy Vallier, Director of Childcare and Preschool, has created a safe and nurturing environment for our children and achieved a highly acclaimed, four star rating for their Preschool program.
The decision to close the summer services was an exceptionally difficult one for resort management. For me it has been very personal. My involvement with developing childcare goes back to when it was called “Lil’ Angels” and was housed in the former portable building as part of the Children’s Center. After all these years, it came down to the reduction in the number of year-round participants necessary to keep the operation financially viable. Despite a number of attempts over the past ten years to restructure the operations and create financial sustainability, the resort has subsidized business losses of over $300,000.
We are extremely grateful to the dedicated Childcare staff along with the families that have utilized the childcare and will work closely with them on this transition. We hope our treasured employees will choose to keep working at Daycare for the winter seasons and every effort is being made to find summer employment for those who want it.
Should you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Director of Ski and Snowboard School
Ange Fire Resort