State authorities are investigating after two mothers in Pasco, Washington accused a daycare at the Columbia Basin College campus of waxing their children's eyebrows.
The mothers both say their children appeared normal when they were dropped off on Thursday morning but when Alyssa Salgado picked up her daughter Lilayiah that evening she was missing a patch of hair.
"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," Salgado said. She also said she spoke to the daycare's director later that night and Friday morning about the missing hair.
When she reached out to other mothers she found Glenda Maria Cruz also claims her son's unibrow was waxed the same day Lilayiah's was.
Cruz said, "I tried to touch his face. He doesn't let me touch his face. He says, ‘No, No, stop,’ and it hurts me because that's my baby."
The daycare in question is run by the Boys and Girls Club of Benton and Franklin Counties and the organization is investigating the event.
Executive Director of the organization Brian Ace said, "The Boys and Girls Club takes these allegations seriously and will work to support the investigation process."
CBC posted a complaint on Facebook that says the Boys and Girls Club, Pasco School District, and CBC take these allegations seriously and will work together to support the investigation process.
Salgado and Cruz are just glad the complaints are being taken seriously. "I hope that they figure out who did that to my daughter," she said. Both children have been taken out of the daycare.
Salgado's family doctor wrote letters saying he remembers there being hair there before but "on exam, Lilayiah has a patch of hair lost between her eyebrows."
The Washington State Department of Early Learning is also investigating the complaint and visited the daycare Monday.
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