Daycare center opponents appeal county's decision
Original post made on Feb 27, 2014
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on Feb 27, 2014 at 12:31 pm
Alameda de las Pulgas is not exactly a "quiet residential street." It is, however, a central thoroughfare and would be a convenient destination for a facility like this. For the neighbors to worry that a daytime-hours children's center would be detrimental to their neighborhood is ridiculous. Unless, of course, they find the sounds of children laughing disturbing.
on Feb 27, 2014 at 2:09 pm
Big empty one story office building sitting empty on Linfield Ave near Middlefiled. Would be great to see a childcare center move in here.
on Feb 27, 2014 at 2:16 pm
The last post is obviously from someone who does not have children; preschool children do cry and get upset very easily. My own children cried everytime I dropped them off at preschool. The preschools they went to were wonderful but sometimes the kids did not feel well or just wanted to be with mom. I was a lower elementary school teacher for many years and I belived that preschools should be a a safe area. I drive through Alameda De Las Pulgas 4 times a day to pick and drop off my children from school. I have seen many accidents or near accidents occur through the years. What would happen if a child walked out and tried to cross Alameda De Las Pulgas? Many children who get upset at school try to walk home of just run out. They are very cleaver and need to be watched every moment. I did live on a busy street in West Menlo Park and had to price our home at a lower asking price due to that. Had my home been in a residential area we could have gotten at least $300,000 for our home. Any credible realtor will tell you this
I would never would put my children in a preschool that was on a busy street, and would NEVER buy a home that backed up to a school of any type or a home that operated as a preschool so close to my home. How would everyone feel if Starbucks decided to open for business on their street?