Ortiz says she’s wracked with mom guilt over Zander’s injuries. “It’s just the pit in my stomach of feeling guilty of leaving him there just knowing he might have been pinned down on the ground and no one decided to speak up for him,” she said.
(Oh, that makes me so sad! My heart goes out to this mama!!)
The day care’s CEO Perry Melton says he stands by his staff and welcomes an investigation. He says in fact, the day care itself contacted the state over this issue, while the Ortiz family contacted the sheriff’s office. “I looked at all the photographs and both teachers were adamant, adamant that the child was not bitten in the classroom. Both are very compassionate and good teachers with no history of neglect,” said Melton.
Meanwhile, the Ortiz family has pulled their children from the Building Blocks day care over the suspicion of bite marks. It remains to be seen what the investigations will show, but if a doctor said they were bite marks, I think that’s definitely reason enough to be “better safe than sorry,” and my child would not be going back to that day care for the time being, for sure.
Have you ever had a scary situation with your child care provider that made you change providers or even start an investigation? I can’t imagine how upset these parents must be feeling right now and I pray they get to the bottom of what really happened, whether it was bite marks or not.