DILLEY, Texas -- Police and the state's daycare licensing department are investigating a Dilley daycare center after workers there allegedly left a toddler outside when they closed for the day.
When Alicia Lambert went to pick up her 22-month-old daughter Madison at the Lil' Pups Daycare Wednesday, it was almost 6:30 p.m.
"Immediately upon pulling up, I saw that there were no vehicles, and I noticed that the lights were off," said Alicia. "And there's big glass doors, and I just saw the lights were off. And I thought maybe it's just one person in there, and they're just sitting in there waiting for me, since I'm right at the cutoff."
After Alicia contacted the police, an officer found Madison in the backyard of the daycare center. We tried to speak with someone at the daycare about what happened to Madison, but no one there would comment on camera.
We checked the state's licensing website and found out Lil' Pups Daycare has been cited by the state 46 times since January of 2011. Three of those citations had to do with consistently using the sign-in and sign-out tracking system.
Alicia said had they been using that log Wednesday, what happened with her daughter could have been prevented.
"It doesn't matter whose child it is or how old they are," Alicia argued. "You can't just run a business like that, and let parents put their trust in you. That you're going to take care of your child and not do that."
Alicia has filed child endangerment charges against the daycare and has also filed a complaint with the state.