Mom Picks Up 2-Year-Old from Daycare, Finds Red Mark Where Daughter's Unibrow Was


Parents can tell when there is something different about their child. Whether it’s physical features or behavioral changes, you just can’t get anything past them.

Alyssa Salgado of Paco, Washington, has a natural mother’s intuition when it comes to her 2-year-old daughter Lilayiah.

The mom, who’s also a college student at Columbia Basin College, was left pretty upset after picking up her child from the campus daycare Thursday, Feb. 1.

After attending school all day, Salgado went to get Lilayiah. As usual, everything seemed normal about her child.

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It wasn’t until she got home that she noticed something different about her. “I, like, got a closer look and I saw she was missing her patch of hair because she has a unibrow and she was born like that,” she told KREM-TV.

Salgado found a red mark in the same place where her daughter’s unibrow once connected.

Initially thinking it was a scratch, the mom soon realized that someone at the daycare had waxed Lilayiah’s eyebrows.

In a complete rage, Salgado wrote a long post on Facebook about the issue. She said: “I birthed my daughter and love every little thing about her and these [so-called] women took it upon themselves to correct the way my daughter should look…”

Come to find out, Lilayiah wasn’t the only child who had a missing unibrow. Salgado got in contact with another mom who said her son was also violated in the same manner.

“He doesn’t let me touch his face,” Glenda Maria Cruz told KREM-TV. “He says, ‘No, No, stop,’ and it hurts me because that’s my baby.”

When Salgado confronted the director, she said she gave her multiple lies and excuses. Now, the Washington State Department of Early Learning has started a 30-day investigation.

The daycare’s owner, Boys and Girls Club of Benton and Franklin Counties, has also addressed the issue.

“The Boys and Girls Club takes these allegations seriously and will work to support the investigation process,” they said.

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Even though CBC said in a Facebook post they “support the investigation,” both moms have removed their children from the daycare.

Salgado has since taken Lilayiah to see her doctor Monday and was able to grab a doctor’s note as evidence.

She now waits as investigators try to figure out who did this act. Until then, we hope this mom and daughter find the justice they deserve.

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