This morning I came across a story that was posted on Facebook written by distraught mom Teresa Sealey. Teresa took her child to day care with her hair intact and in ponytails, only to pick her up and immediately noticed that her child’s hair was missing.
We have seen this same story one too many times and the worse part about it it, nobody at the establishment can explain what happened to her baby girl’s hair.
The Guyanese mom shared this story on Facebook and is asking for even more shares because even though she will not get her daughter’s hair back, this daycare is now under investigation for a similar allegation:
On Wednesday morning at 7am I drop my child off at Des Noel Daycare n Playgroup 4 Symth street Georgetown!!! I waited there for transportation for work at the time, they had only 2 teachers in the school n 2 1st year nursery school kids… When I came back at 5pm to pick my child up her hair was cut off… At first when I ask about my child’s hair Miss Dariss said I brought her like that.. I became very annoyed …. The headmistress for the school then ushered me inside n started to beg n cry… Obvious thing I did I cried I was angry n hurt my child is just 15 months old she is a baby n I put her care in the hands of this school.. I called my husband n I try n find a timeline as in when her hair was cut, as I ask questions one teacher from th school said ( when she CME to work I was outside n Maria hair was already short) so that was it I was right outside when my kid hair was cut:( I asked the teacher that I give my child to if her hair was cut when I handed her over she replied ( it had a red ribbon n was on the side with the excess hanging) I’m keeping calm cos I’m in a daycare …. I asked n cry n wanted to know y and I requested my child’s hair ….. I was offered compensation which I rejected at once NO AMOUNT OF MONEY IS WORTH MY KIDS SAFETY… PPL WHO KNOW ME KNOWS THAT.. the following day I went to child care & protection agency only to be told that the same thing happen last week Thursday to another child that has the same hair texture as my child n at the same spot of the head!!! I’m very angry that they won’t give me my child’s hair n that they all are keeping if quiet as in what really happened …. So I’m putting this out there PLZ SHARE cos I will find what they did with my child’s hair
Since this post the Guyana Times newspaper has reported that the principal of the school in an interview confirmed that ‘the matter’ is under investigation:
In an interview with this newspaper on Monday, the principal of the Playgroup, Sandra Straker told this publication that “the matter” was currently under investigation by the Guyana Police Force and she was instructed by her lawyer not to give any comments to any media operatives without his consent.
However, CC&PA Director Ann Greene told this publication that the issue had been reported and was currently engaging the attention of the agency.
I have so many opinions on this sort of thing, but I keep coming back to two emotions, anger and sadness because honestly I do know what I would do if one, my child’s hair was cut off and two, they refuse to give me an explanation on the matter.
How does a daycare who is in charge of your child’s care and safety not know how a child’s hair got shaved off? Seems to me that you should not be in the business of caring for children.
With that said we are hoping that Teresa’s story gets enough traction until this daycare understands that their reputation is not only in jeopardy, but as moms we stand with Teresa in support of her and what they did to her little girl. Just ridiculous!