In 2013, Denise Alioto started a mobile preschool with the help of a small group of families and their children. This was the beginning of Enchanted Play in Oakland. It was because of these families that she was able to open Enchanted Play as a Family Home Day Care in San Ramon with the dream of one day becoming an Infant & Preschool Center.
In 2015, she was forced to start over when the home owners decided to move back in. In that short period of time Enchanted Play had become one of the leading Day Cares in the Tri-Valley area. However, it was not enough time to gather the resources Denise needed to fulfil her dream of opening a Center. Enchanted Play relocated to Pleasanton. Starting over was difficult and cost Denise all the savings she had made in San Ramon.
In a short amount of time Enchanted Play had gained popularity in Pleasanton as well. Families came from cities all over the East Bay looking for the care that Enchanted Play had become known for providing.
However, on July 31st, 2017 Enchanted Play will again be losing it's home. Denise was shocked to discover that her lease in Pleasanton would not be renewed as she specifically tried to find a location that would be available long term. She thought that this location would be available for many years giving her the opportunity to build up to owning her own Center. Once again her time in Pleasanton was too short to be able to afford a Center in the Bay Area.
Through some hard work and a little bit of luck Denise has been given an opportunity to finally open Enchanted Play Infant & Preschool Center. The location that has become available is in a growing and devoloping area of Chico, California. The Center is just within her reach and this is why she needs your help and support.
The reason I am starting this GoFundMe campaign is because I believe in her ability and vision to create a beautiful new home for her little friends. The only thing standing in her way is a little red tape and the funds to get through the Chico City Planning Department. It is with great humility that I ask you our friends and family to once again support us in this dream.I also want to thank the families of Enchanted Play. Without your love and support none of this would have been possible. We owe you all a debt that can never be repaid.
- Kate Chang
- Miki Alioto
- Judith Connolly
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