Founded by a partnership between Marianne Lam and Jacquelyn Coo, The Storybook School officially opened on October 23, 2017. Ever since then, their school grew from two to forty students, almost reaching max capacity within one year. The Storybook School is an all-inclusive, relationship and project-based school preparing 2-5 year olds to transition into grade school. Each child has a binder (or “storybook”), filled with pieces of artwork and pictures from time spent at the school, illustrating personal growth and development. The Storybook School also holds showcases for family members to check-in and view projects that the children have been working on.
Near the beginning of The Storybook School’s journey, Jacquelyn and Marianne found Main Street Launch through a referral from their landlord. With a loan from Main Street Launch, they were able to fund renovations and furnishing expenses at their location in the Sunset district. “Working with Main Street Launch was great. The loan officer was very detail-oriented and walked us and our spouses through the entire process of collecting the necessary documentation,” remembers Marianne.