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Castle Childcare Learning Center closed and plans to file for bankrputcy

WICHITA — Parents of about 60 children at the Castle Childcare Learning Center, the one at 7370 E. 37th St. North that looks like a castle, got an unhappy surprise Friday.

Owner Becky Weber informed them she was immediately closing and would file for bankruptcy.

"We didn't realize we were going to do it until Thursday," Weber says. "We had planned on doing a two-week notice for everybody."

Her lawyer advised against it.

"He told us to close as soon as possible."

For parents who already paid in advance for the next month or so, Weber says, "The money will be refunded. We're going to try to anyway."

The day care was open for 2 1/2 years. Weber says there are a few interested potential buyers.

She's not looking to reorganize.

"Not at this time."