BELTSVILLE, Md. - For more than two weeks, the office space for Heather Lewis and her husband has been at home. Two-year-old Kyle goes to daycare inside the USDA building in Beltsville.
When the government shuts down, so does his center.
"I'm not going to get my vacation back and I've basically paid for daycare that I didn't get," said Lewis.
Twenty percent was knocked off the tuition rate, but still Lewis and her husband paid about $600 for daycare and used six vacation days between the two of them.
"Think about all the people you're affecting," said Lewis, about the government shutdown.
USDA Small Wonders offered care at other centers but Lewis didn't feel comfortable using them. And Kyle had to readjust his routine.
"It worried me him being out that long, you know just getting back to the attention span and everything that they do there," said Lewis.
Lewis is happy those heads in Congress finally came together. Heather is down to one day for the rest of the year.
"I am nervous knowing that this is temporary until January 15 th, that are they really going to get on the ball and make sure this doesn't happen again," said Lewis.
Lewis says the daycare inside the USDA building reopens on Friday but Kyle will start his routine again on Monday.
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