BK parents rally to preserve day care centers

Parents and children rallied today in an effort to convince Mayor Michael Bloomberg to not close a number of day care centers in the city.Bloomberg

EAST NEW YORK - Parents and children rallied today in an effort to convince Mayor Michael Bloomberg to not close a number of day care centers in the city.

Bloomberg says the closures are necessary to close a budget gap, but parents say their children flourish in their current environments and changes could hinder their growth.

A representative from Bloomberg's office says the city's new process for awarding day care contracts will make the system stronger.

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