I realize this sort of thing is relatively rare, but day care advocates would rather have us believe that all is sunshine and butterflies in our day cares, and that they are far superior to alteranate forms of child care. Things like this, and far worse, do happen.
March 17, 2006
LAVAL, Que. (CP) -- Two day-care workers in Laval, north of Montreal, were fired after they forgot a sleeping toddler inside their day-care and went home for the night.
The mother of the 21-month-old baby arrived around 6 p.m. Tuesday night to find the day care's doors locked and the lights off.
She called 911 and firefighters smashed a window to get her child.
The daycare's executive director, Myriam Taillefer, says the two workers failed to follow proper procedures when closing up for the day.
The day-care centre's board of directors decided to fire them and parents seem to be satisfied with the decision.