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      Mom speaks out after child was left alone in daycare

      25-year-old April Reid's world almost came crashing down when her infant son was left alone at his daycare for almost two hours.

      On Wednesday, Albany Police arrested Virginia Thrower, the Assistant Director of Childcare Network Daycare and a teacher Glenda Spence, both charged with cruelty to children and reckless conduct.

      Documents from APD show Spence told police that when she did a walk through in the building she noticed a diaper bag left in the room but thought another kid may have left it there by mistake.

      Officials say as the investigation continues, the daycare will be closely watched.

      Soraya Miller, Director of Child Care Resource & Referral at Darton State College says, "probably at this point there are a number of things that can take place one of which will be a local monitor that will visit the site regularly on an on-going basis right now to ensure that this doesn't happen again."

      Reg Griffin, Chief Communications Officer with Bright from the Start Georgia Department of Early Care & Learning says, "as the state agency that license and regulates child care programs it's our job now to fully investigate this situation, find out exactly what happened, when it happened, who was involved and once all of that has been determined we will make a determination as a state agency of what the formal response will be."

      Griffin adds, Parents wishing to seek alternative quality child care can visit or call the toll-free number 1-877-ALL GA KIDS.

      DECAL provides this free service to parents.

      Reid says her son was was okay, and adds that he will not be returning for future care.