Brooklyn daycare closed after 2-year-old found wandering alone at playground

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SUNSET PARK -- Police say daycare workers at Quality of Life Academy in Sunset Park, Brooklyn forgot 2-year-old Ethan Huachi at a Sunset Park playground.

A stranger found the boy sleeping on a park bench and contacted police.

The 72nd Precinct then posted the toddler's picture to social media, hoping someone would come forward.

They shared the post with Renee Giordano, who has a large local following on social media as the Executive Director of the Sunset Park Business Improvement District.

“The child had been sleeping in the precinct for three hours and nobody had claimed him, nobody had looked for him and within like five or ten minutes of us finding out, we were already able to tell the Captain the name of the child,” said Giordano, who shared the child’s picture to the organization’s Facebook page.

Not long after, Ethan and his mom were reunited.

"You know its scary my other grandson just started pre-k, so I can only imagine what a parent would go through who went to pick up the child,” she added.

Police have interviewed workers from the Quality of Life Academy daycare, but they have yet to press charges.

“It’s really, really bad. I don’t understand why they wouldn’t take a head count,” said Karen Jimenez, who walked past the daycare today with her one-year-old daughter, "You want to make sure they’re always safe."

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