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on Apr 10, 2012
Congratulations Mustard Seed! Lets show our new neighbors that we can share a common drive way with no problems! At the end they will not mind having Mustard Seed around.
Actually the pick up time for parents will be between 5:00 and 6:oo PM only! Early in the afternoon, Mustard Seed drivers bring the children in carpools from the various schools in Palo Alto to the center. No need to fuss for one busy hour a day.
We teach our children the importance of sharing for the well being of the community. So, we adults, lets teach them with real examples on how to handle shared space cordially!
Is this being placed directly at the choke-point for access to our sprawling new brightly lit auto mall and amenities proposed for hundreds of acres into the bay? Maybe we should have Caltrans install another interchange, the four-level type.
A daycare facility needs enough KIDS to make it profitable. If not, it won't work. Hope it does work though.
will the city subsidize this new day care center? Or is this just a change of zoning to allow a day care center at this site?
Watching 4 and 5 year olds speaking to the citycouncil was inappropriate, and painful to watch.
And the hovering mommies helping them made it worse. Helicoptering parents begin in nursery school. Very unattractive.
Helicopter, are you suggesting children should not voice their opinions? If they wanted to, shouldn't they be allowed regardless of the situation?
We should see this as an act of bravery - it took a lot of courage for them to get up to the podium! Not many adults will even do it. The little girl who was a 1st grader wanted to speak but she simply wanted her mom next to her. Why was it painful for you to watch?
I thought the public hearing welcomed anyone to speak. Wouldn't that include children as well? After all, they're the very people who would be using this facility. Shouldn't they be heard?
Little children repeat what they hear at home. No, little children do not vote and do not pay taxes and do not understand the issues taken up at a government meeting. They are cute but it is inappropriate and a waste of everyone's time for them to participate in adult matters.
You really think little children wanted to address the City Council? or even know what a City Council is? Get real.
Amen, Helicopter parents.
I could take my cat to a City Council meeting and urge her to meow her views on the P.A. Humane Society debate, but it would not be appropriate, as much as she hopes the Humane Society will stay put (and be improved).
The littlest speaker is 7 years old. She is old enough to understand that she would like a bigger facility. City council did not set an age limit on speakers. Maybe you should go complain to the city council that children's voices should not be heard instead of hiding behind this blog.
This school has way too many children. About 170. It does not have enough study desks and study chairs for kids. Most of the time Kids end up sit on the floor do nothing between 5:00pn---5:50pm.
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