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Huge day care center closes

Original post made on Jun 15, 2011

Three hundred low-cost child-care slots disappeared last week when the owners of the 37-year-old Peninsula Day Care Center closed their doors to retire.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, June 15, 2011, 11:29 AM

Comments (13)

Posted by Garrett, a resident of another community
on Jun 15, 2011 at 12:35 pm

I don't have kids but i know this was a huge benefit to those who do. The Shaws gave so much of their lives to this wonderul benefit. Hope we see someone take over or at least more slots opened elsewhere


Posted by Andrei, a resident of Shoreline West
on Jun 15, 2011 at 1:36 pm

The Shaws are great people. My wife went here as a child, as did our daughter as soon as she could. We were looking forward to her staying there for many year, but had to find an alternative. One of the sadest things about all of this, is the states emission requirements for diesel & heavy duty vehicles (have to outright replace vehicle or engine with retrofits)was revoked because it came to light that the epa falsified data to push their agenda through. So another government agency lies about data to get their agenda, has now out so many teachers and staff out of work and left a ton of us parents scrambling to find alternate car for double the price!!


Posted by Christina, a resident of St. Francis Acres
on Jun 15, 2011 at 1:38 pm

PDCC was such a great place. We are so sad to see them go. Thank you for the last couple of years!


Posted by Melanee N, a resident of Shoreline West
on Jun 15, 2011 at 2:19 pm

As a single parent, my heart and soul is eternally grateful to PDCC for the seven wonderful years my daughter was welcomed and cared for. The Shaw's, along with their wonderful staff, provided my daughter with stability, a foundation of friends and leaders built on love, high standards and morals that teach our children the fundamentals of becoming good citizens. Thank you PDCC. You were a very important part of our lives and you will be sorely missed in this community!


Posted by Jane, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 15, 2011 at 2:30 pm

PDCC was a wonderful place with a warm and caring staff. Pastor Shaw never failed to greet me with some sort of witty/funny comment every evening when I was picking up my kids. I am so grateful for the wonderful care they provided for my kids. It's sad to see them go and a huge loss for our community.


Posted by Porter, a resident of Jackson Park
on Jun 15, 2011 at 2:36 pm

PDCC was such a gem for Mtn. View to have. My husband went there 30 years ago and my 2 kids attended the facility for almost 10 years. They had the most caring and wonderful staff. It is so sad to see it close. I really hope the staff there will find other jobs and get the same satisfaction from their new employer as they did from PDCC. Pastor Shaw is a saint and a fixture in Mtn. View and Los Altos. I say make him mayor for a month!! :)


Posted by Rebecca, a resident of another community
on Jun 15, 2011 at 3:06 pm

I was lucky enough to attend in the early 80s. I will miss PDCC including the buses. A beloved community fixture indeed.


Posted by Proud Sierra Club Memeber, a resident of Rex Manor
on Jun 15, 2011 at 4:03 pm

I don't like this kind of reporting and writing:
"In fact, the expense of complying with the latest bus-emissions regulations from the state was a factor in the decision to close the center, she said."
It's anit-environment and furthermore people having children when there are so many in the world that need attention is wrong.

Go vegan and free trade!


Posted by Brent H., a resident of another community
on Jun 15, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Wow, what a huge loss for families, kids and working parents. Pastor Shaw is a gem of a human being. My two oldest kids "graduated" from PDCC 2 and 3 years ago respectively after spending 5-6 years there. The place was a godsend and it saddens me that the alternatives are so expensive but hopefully as caring and nurturing. I look forward to seeing Pastor Shaw at his restaurant!


Posted by NeHi, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jun 15, 2011 at 5:36 pm

It is nice to see an article that generates so many positive comments. It is sad that someone could not have picked up where they left off.


Posted by GimmeABreak, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jun 15, 2011 at 11:38 pm

@ProudSierraClubMember
It's unfortunate that your passion for environmental causes biases how you read and interpret the news. There is nothing wrong with the reporting of facts. If you don't like that the Shaw's factored the cost of replacing their fleet of buses into their decision, tough. They offered an invaluable service to many area families and poured their lives into it. If you don't like that, stop reading the NEWS.


Posted by Steve Austin Powers, a resident of Monta Loma
on Jun 20, 2011 at 9:35 am

So much for affordable child care. They were the cheapest and best run daycare facility around. Too bad they are closing.

Good luck to all the ladies that have worked there for years and years.
Thanks for taking care of my children.


Posted by Political Insider, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 21, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Amazing story and sad to hear how excessive govt regulations played a part in their decision to close. Another reason California is declining in quality of life. .


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