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Nashville Children's Theater Opens Snow Day Program

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.- While most kids look forward to a snow day, the unexpected break from school can be a major headache for parents.

Thankfully, a famous Nashville landmark has stepped in to help parents in need. On Friday, the Nashville Children's Theater opened their doors from 9am to 4pm to provide childcare for kids out of school.

"We have a strong relationship with a number of families and kids love coming to the theater anyway, so we thought let's give it a shot and put the offer out there and see how many kids come and what parents are interested," said Steve Bianchi of the Nashville Children's Theater.

Nearly a dozen students arrived bright and early to learn and play at the theater.

"My mom first said I had to go to the extended care at school and I didn't really want to because I have to do that all the time," said 6-year-old Bobby Ralston.

Instead, Bobby got to watch a live play at the theater.

In organizers eyes the trial run of the snow day program was a success.

"We had enough kids show up that we are glad we did it.We also had parents say that if we had known about I we could have planned for it," said Bianchi.

 The Nashville Children's Theater plans to evaluate Friday's program and will make an announcement on their Facebook Page about the continuation of the program.

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