Two young mothers in Pasco, Washington are accusing a daycare of waxing their child's eyebrows. Both moms said their children appeared normal when they were dropped off last week. Alyssa Salgado says she noticed the missing patch of hair after picking up her daughter Lilayiah that evening. "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. The mother told affiliate KEPR that she spoke to the daycare's director that night and the next morning about the missing hair. She also reached out to other moms from the daycare, including Glenda Maria Cruz, who also claims her son's unibrow
was waxed that same day. "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," says Cruz. The daycare is run by the Boys and Girls Club of the Pasco, Washington area at Columbia Basin College. At this time, the organization is investigating the complaint. n a statement
made Monday, executive director Brian Ace said, "The Boys and Girls Club takes these allegations seriously and will work to support the investigation process." Columbia Basin College also posted about the complaint on Facebook this weekend, saying the Boys and Girls Club, Pasco School District, and CBC take these allegations seriously
and will work together to support the investigation process. Salgado says she's glad the complaints are being taken seriously. “I hope that they figure out who did that do my daughter." At this time, both Salgado and Cruz have taken their children out of the daycare.
Salgado also took her daughter to a doctor's appointment on Monday. She received a doctor's letter that documents the state of her daughter's eyebrows, which says that "on exam, Lilayiah has a patch of hair lost between her eyebrows." The letter goes on to say that she does recall the toddler having hair between her eyebrows during
other visits. In addition, the State Department of Early Learning is investigating the report, which included a site visit on Monday. Officials say the estimated timeline for the investigation varies from case to case, but will likely take no longer than 30 days.
Affiliate KEPR contributed to this report.