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News - June 10, 2011

Peninsula Day Care Center closes after 37 years

Former church offered hundreds of low-cost slots, transportation

by Chris Kenrick

Three hundred low-cost child-care slots in Palo Alto will be lost this week when the owners of the 37-year-old Peninsula Day Care Center retire and close their doors.

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Posted by Mark Boyd, a resident of Mountain View
on Oct 29, 2012 at 1:31 pm

This place was a blessing, and pastor Shaw was and is a treasure to this community.

Posted by registered user, Ducatigirl, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 29, 2012 at 9:15 pm

So, so sad...I noticed a private school is now on there former site.

So many children loved this place, which is usually not the way it goes with daycare.

one child I know was crushed that he had to leave once he turned thirteen.

A whole community of children thanks you, Rev Shaw!

Posted by Krista, a resident of another community
on Apr 20, 2014 at 10:15 pm

That day care was amazing and I have so many wonderful memories. My family could never have afforded such a place anywhere else. I wish there was its like where I live now, so my own kids could benefit.

Thank you, Pastor Shaw, So Much. You'll never know what that place meant to us.