Shae - posted on 11/02/2015 ( 14 moms have responded )
I am taking my 33 month old (three in January) son to daycare since he was 11 months old. The ladies love him and care for him very well. On top of the care he has received, educational component at the daycare is very good as well. I have a five-month-old daughter and was sick with the flu last week, so I decide to take my son into daycare on one of his days off, as a drop in. Well, a very scary thing happened. I received a call from the day care director telling me that there had been construction the night before and that a space was left in the play yard fence...and my son wandered away unnoticed. I happened to be driving right past the daycare so I turned around and went to the daycare and he wasn't there. Apparently he had been playing in the Parkade which is adjacent to several doctors offices and a lady had saw him and called him over and took him to the doctors office. The staff had started looking for him and were made aware that he was in the nearby doctors office. The lady who found him refused to give him back to the day care until the police were called as well as myself. My question to everybody out there. is I know this was a freak situation, considering the day care director was not made aware the fence was left open, but the teachers did and didn't think kids would leave. I feel so unsettled now. I go back to work next year and I have to trust the daycare with both of my little children. I'm so scared and I can't stop thinking about all the "what if's" is there any advice & or suggestions. I just keep thinking about how long he was by himself in the Parkade and I'm so thankful that he knew enough to just hang out in the Parkade and not go to the busy street which was to the left and to the right.