A mom from Arizona says that her 15- month-old daughter is sustaining more than 25 bite injuries after she took her to a daycare facility.
When Alice Martin, the mother to Rosalyn, picked her daughter after spending the day at the daycare, she noticed her child behaving fussier than usual. And when she went to give the child a bath, she saw many red marks on the back of her daughter.
“I was like, are these really bite marks,” Alice said a foreign media.
Alice told the media that the marks were terrifying and stomach-turning.
“I felt both sad and angry,” she said.
The mother claims that this incidence happened 5 days after her daughter started daycare at Creative Beginning Preschool. She discovered the marks on February 26.
Alice also claims that for the past two months, no one has done anything concerning this incidence. When she shared the images of her child’s bites on the media, she stated that the daycare service didn’t even call or inform her when the incidence occurred.
The preschool is now being sued of the negligence of duty after the incidence was reported to Tucson Department of Health and the police.
This’s an issue which could have been avoided if the daycares managements took the initiative to follow up on the incidence. They didn’t even care to report to the mother of the child.
The investigating officer on this case told Alice that the marks on her daughter’s back were likely to have been caused by another toddler at the daycare.
The mother shared her agony saying that, if a child sustains such bites, she’s likely to get upset and be crying. This shows that, perhaps, the nannies in the daycare just ignored the incidence.
“The fact that they didn’t inform me after I picked her is just astounding,” the mother said.
Alice also said that as a mother you feel you have to protect your toddler. And she feels like she didn't protect her daughter because she left her to someone who didn't care to look out for her.
Alice filed a report on the incidence with the Tucson Police. The Crime Scene team took pictures of the toddler's injuries the day this incidence happened. The TPD Child Physical Abuse is also investigating the matter.
According to Department of Health spokesman, the investigation is still pending.
Alice and her husband, who’re both former marines, reported to the media that they selected Creative Beginning daycare services because this preschool is accredited by the state.
She also said that she chose the preschool because it’s near the University of Arizona, where she’s studying.
Alice also explained in a post on Sunday that she filed a police report for negligence. She notified the issue to Tucson Department of Health which handles daycare accreditation.
After reporting with the police, she hasn’t received any updates regarding the issue, nor the Department contacted her.
“I signed up for victim notification,” she said.
No arrests or charges had been done by Monday, and Creative Beginning preschool wouldn’t even make a statement. Alice believes that it’s “unlikely” the preschool will face repercussions.