Out of nowhere, axing Horizon Early Education Child Care is on Thursday's agenda for the 5 trustees. The board made up of Joan Laursen, Mark Miller, Steve Maher, Mary Jo Carreon, and Kelly Mokashi are asked to take away a popular child care option in downtown Pleasanton due to "lack of funds". However, this is quite deceiving as Horizon has 17 families on the waitlist to get in and yet due to covid-19 restrictions, daycares are forced to limit their teacher-student radios. Just as these daycare teacher-student radios are set to loosen the board is asked to make a hasty vote to close this program before it has the chance to show it can be fully self funding.
Horizon early education center also uniquely supports Pleasanton teen moms by offering them free (or very reduced) childcare so the moms can stay in school and get their education.
Horizon is pinning its hopes on community support. If you want to have your voice heard signup to speak to the board here (enter board meeting date 5/20/21, and Agenda Item #12.4): Web Link
Also contact your elected board members directly here:
Tell Joan Laursen, Mark Miller, Steve Maher, Mary Jo Carreon, and Kelly Mokashi how you feel.