On Friday morning, a 2-year-old boy walked out of It’s a Small World Child Care Center in Gallatin without a teacher or parent. He walked out of a classroom that is typically supervised by two staff members and down a hall past the director’s office before pressing a green button and exiting the building on his own.
And while the boy’s mom, Amy Jent, called this “unsettling” and “heartbreaking,” she still said she didn’t want to publicly “bash” the daycare. Instead, she hoped to raise awareness about daycare safety. She said she wanted to focus on finding the man who stopped traffic along Highway 31 in order to get her child to safety.