Mother Speaks Out About Child Left on Daycare Van
Boy is second kid left on Little Lambs Daycare VanPhoto: Video by kmtv.com
CREATED Feb. 28, 2013
Omaha, NE - "He sees the van and he'll say 'mom, there's that daycare that left me on the van," Rebecca Salcedo said.
Five year-old Christopher Salcedo remembers being left all alone on his daycare van at age two just like it was yesterday.
"They immediately took him off that van and rushed him in and he was wet and he was so hungry he ate like four bowls of spaghetti," Rebecca Salcedo said.
The boy's mother is still very emotional. Back in November of 2010, Little Lambs Daycare and Preschool picked Christopher Salcedo up around 8:30 a.m. but they left him in the van. He sat there unnoticed for several hours.
Jasmine Joseph, a daycare employee at the time, found the little boy all alone around 2:15 p.m. that afternoon. Joseph says she was fired after telling the boy's mother what happened. "I was actually just told that I was the one who told his mom and I was the one who got everything started so I was the main reason why she's suing them or going through whatever she's going through so they had to let me go," Jasmine Joseph said.
Rebecca and Christopher were shocked to learn just days ago the same thing happened to another little girl. "I can't believe it happened again, and why they keep this daycare open to let it keep continuing it's pretty sad. What's gonna happen next? A kid passing away?" Salcedo said.
Salcedo's attorney filed a lawsuit. She's seeking nearly a million dollars in damages, but more than that, she just doesn't want it to happen to another child.
Sheryl Godsey, the daycare manager, says all daycare buses will soon have a device where drivers must walk to the back of the bus to turn off an alarm after the engine stops.