Two-year-old leaves day care

February 8, 2008 4:43:19 AM PST
Parents trust day cares to take care of their children and most importantly, keep an eye on them. But one Houston mother says that didn't happen and now authorities are taking a look.

Jersey Davis will be two years old next month. He's the pride and joy of Rosa Davis' life.

The single working mom thought it would be convenient to enroll him in the day care at their apartment complex called the Phoenix Outreach Youth Center. It's the same place her nephew received care.

Wednesday afternoon she heard something at her door.

"So I opened the door, no shoes, no socks, no jacket, runny nose," she said.

At first Rosa thought someone dropped Jersey off, but she didn't see anyone around. She believes Jersey walked right out of the day care and on to their front doorstep.

"I just was scared because someone could have snatched him or he may have been hit by a car," Davis said.

Rosa called the day care and they told her they thought Jersey was sleeping.

"I don't really want him to go to a day care, but I don't have a choice because I'm a single mother," she said.

The director of the day care calls it an isolated incident they are investigating and says:

"We are relieved and ecstatic to know that the child was unharmed and was back in care at the center later that day. In no way is this a reflection of the great work that this center has done in the past and will continue to do in the future."

But tonight Rosa Davis says she's looking for a new care provider for her son and her nephew, too.

"I just want parents to be more aware of where they put their kids at," she told us.

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