Nearly all of the local school districts called it a snow day. That means parents may have burned a sick day at work.
News 11's Tanieya Lewis reported from north Toledo with an alternative.
Day care centers usually stay open on a snowy day. They only shut down if a level three snow emergency is called, meaning all roads are closed. While it's not free, day care help is available.
Just in and always on, your kids were probably watching the news hoping for one thing. But a snow day for Austin Demski didn't mean a day at home. Instead he spent it at the Summit YMCA's child care center. He explained, "My mom had to work today, so I had to come here."
Toledo-area daycare centers make extra room for school-aged kids on snowy days. The Summit YMCA watches them as long as a sibling is already enrolled. Nitja Morrow-Allen of the YMCA told News 11, "Our parents, most of them don't have sick time or vacation time, so that's why we're available, and we're here for them."
Places like Kidz Watch let you drop the kids off with little notice. Sarah, a Kidz Watch employee explained, "It's drop-in. We only ask for reservations for infants, which are under 18 months. Any other age, you can just drop in whenever you like."
With scheduled meals and activities, the kids are kept busy and safe while you work.