In St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, the Discovery Days Children’s Center was letting the kids having some outdoor playtime in March 2018. It was still very cold outside, so the outing should have been brief, and there were supposed to be two teachers watching the children. Clearly, they were not paying close enough attention to the kids, because one of the two-year-old girls somehow opened the gate of the playground and walked across the street to a residential area.
The kids went back inside after playtime, yet the employees still didn’t notice that one of the children was missing. Meanwhile, the little girl got tired of walking and sat on a stranger’s front porch. Thankfully, one of the homeowners spotted her and started knocking on doors to see who she belonged to. She was brought back to the daycare center, where the employees were horrified by their mistake. The two employees were written up with a warning, but no one was fired or faced negligence charges.
3. Read The Label
Having a child with a medical condition is hard enough as a parent, but it’s even more terrifying when they’re left in the care of a stranger. At the Mother Goose Daycare Center in Anadarko, Oklahoma, a one-year-old boy named Wylie was dropped off by his father before he went to work. Wylie was born with half a heart, so he needs to take medication every day. In January 2018, a substitute teacher was looking after him. Wylie should have been given a very small dose, but the teacher accidentally gave him a full three days’ worth, instead. He began to show signs of an overdose and was rushed to the hospital.
The daycare fired that substitute teacher and called DHS to report the incident. As far as they are concerned, they did everything they were supposed to do in that situation. When Wylie’s mother called the daycare to confront them for the negligence, they told her that it could have been a lot worse, as he didn’t die, which prompted her to call the news to report the story.