BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA) - The state of Maryland is investigating a local daycare center where four toddlers wandered off on Monday.
Investigators from Maryland's Department of Education-Child Care Division were on the scene Wednesday.
They arrived after four two-year-olds wandered away from the Lynbrook Center on Monday afternoon, unnoticed by their caregivers.
The search is on for the good Samaritan who spotted the toddlers and brought them back to the center.
"There was a man who brought him home and I'd like to know who he is. I'd like to say thank you for finding my baby," said Wendy Rhein, mother of one of the toddlers.
Rhein is overwhelmed with gratitude for the anonymous Good Samaritan who led her two-year-old son, Sam, to safety.
"God only knows what would have happened to these kids. It was ... there was a storm rolling in. They were walking between parked cars. If he hadn't found them, I don't know what would have happened," Rhein said.
Remarkably, little Sam was one of four two-year-olds, three boys and a girl, who walked a block away from the Montgomery Child Care Association's Lynbrook Center.
The daycare hired a public relations firm to respond to our questions. A statement issued this afternoon detailed the steps being taken to ensure this doesn't happen again. The two teachers involved have been fired.
"How could you do this? How could you lose four children on your watch?" said Wendy Rhein, who still has questions.
"Where's my written report telling me what happened? What actions were taken immediately? Did you shut down the entire building and count every other child in every other classroom?" Rhein is asking and has not received answers.
Another unanswered question: how long were the toddlers gone?
Written and reported by Andrea McCarren
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