Even the sound of
children playing can be annoying when
there are 200 of the little darlings
practically in your backyard.
That’s the concern of
Chandler residents who petitioned the
City Council to block a proposed Tutor
Time day care center at the southeast
corner of Ray and McClintock roads.
“I realize Tutor Time is
a big corporation, but I question their
placement of this facility in my
“I do not want another
Daycare/Learning facility in my area…and
especially not in my backyard,” Mary
Howard Harris wrote in a letter to city
planners protesting the 23,032-square
foot day care center with adjacent
23,332-square foot playground that Tutor
Time plans to build close to her Golden
Keys East home.
“I’m sure the Tutor Time
staff, architects, developers, and
owners do not have one within 100 feet
of their homes,” she added.
Howard Harris submitted
petitions with 90 signatures from Golden
Keys East residents who oppose the
planned four-acre day care project.
“Golden Keys East does
not have many children at all – it was
marketed to young professionals and
empty-nesters,” she wrote in her letter
to city planners.
There is an
“over-saturation” of day care centers in
her area, Howard Harris wrote, citing
eight such centers within a two-mile
“Does any other
neighborhood in Chandler have this many
daycare / learning centers within close
proximity of each other within a 2-mile
radius?” she asked in her letter.
“We already hear the
children playing from the Tree of
Knowledge Learning Center throughout the
day, although the amount of noise they
make will be nothing compared to the
potential 200-500 children that will be
at the proposed Tutor Time facility,”
The Chandler Planning
Commission agreed. It voted 4-0 earlier
this month to recommend the City Council
deny Tutor Time’s plan.
City Council members were
scheduled to hear the Tutor Time case on
Thursday, Nov. 17.