NYC child-care center closed after mother says 2-year-old boy left alone at playground

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NEW YORK — A New York City child-care center has been closed after staff members were accused of forgetting about a 2-year-old boy and leaving him at a playground.

WABC-TV reports ( ) that little Ethan Huachi (WAH'-chee) was apparently left alone at a playground in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn for more than an hour on Thursday.

A bystander found Ethan and called police. The boy was reunited with his mother, Diana Huachi, later Thursday.

The mother says workers at the Quality of Life Academy day care miscounted the children and never noticed Ethan was missing.

No one answered the day-care center's phone on Friday.

WABC says workers from the facility called parents Thursday night to tell them to make other plans for their children while the matter was being investigated.

Information from: WABC-TV,

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