Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Moral Dilemma

Maybe this isn't a moral one but I'm curious what you folks would do. I live across the street from the church I go to which is currently under major renovations. There is a daycare center in the church too. Because of the renovations going on the daycare play area was moved almost directly in front of my house. The kids must be lead by the adults almost the full length of my street, across the church parking lot and then into the church where the rooms are for the daycare. I was doing my normal stuff round the house after I got home from work this afternoon. I had all the windows and doors open because it was just beautiful out today. As I walked past my front door, I happened to look out and notice that the daycare workers are leading the kids from the play area back to the inside of the church. Nothing odd there, happens all the time. I came past my front door again about 10 minutes later and see a little boy round 3-4 years old unlatching the gate to the play area to let himself OUT so he can return to the church with the other kids. So, here's this small child, completely unattended walking the full length of the street, across the parking lot and into the church. I was freaking out! This is a perfect example of why, if I ever have kids, they will NEVER go to a daycare center.

So, my question for you all; should I report this situation?

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Van! said...

YEA report them! Jesus... you see thats how kids get snatched...and thats how kids get ran over!

I would say something...I would want you to if that was my child out there...

Scott said...

I will have to agree with Van...yes , you must report it!
Just do it!!

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Dorman said...

definitely. I saved an 18 motnh old from traffic one day....mom was sleeping at noon. The county, polished the kid up and gave him back but at least nothing tragic happened to the child.

Findley Labrador said...

I know the sick feeling I have when I see a dog running and there is no human in sight...that little boy had the sense to walk himself back to safety, call the church! If nothing else they should review their procedures.

fsgsf said...

I would report this to the parents of the daycare first before going to the authorities.

Peace!

NJ from NJ

Carnealian said...

I just spoke to the church secretary and told her the whole story. She's going to talk to the director of the daycare. Whew! I feel better having let someone know. Thanks for all your input.

InterstellarLass said...

Good for you! Most people would just complain about it but take no action. Good that you did!

mman said...

Like the other posts I agree you should report it and am glad you did.

Walking,Talking,Poison said...

Well, I guess Im gonna be the mean bitch of the bunch, I would have had the kid over for cookies and sat watching to see if they had noticed I took him at all. Honestly, who knows how long the kid had to be missing before they checked. I do volunteer daycare now and then for my MOPS(mothers of playschoolers) group. Even though we dont take the kids anywhere else and they are in the same room, some of them are wise to the gate locking system. We do headcounts every half hour.