The parents of a four-year-old girl were horrified after being sent a photo of their daughter duct-taped to a chair at her daycare.

The image believed to have been taken at the Little Learners of Florissant Daycare triggered an investigation by the Department of Children and Family Services.

The parents Elysha Brooks and Christian Evans said that they were contacted by the Department of Children and Family Services in Missouri and were sent a picture that showed their daughter taped to a plastic chair.

Brooks said that the daycare did not contact her or her family to inform them about this incident.

"I'm looking at a picture of my daughter duct taped to a chair, and her facial expression, I can just imagine how she felt," Brooks told WBRC.

The child's father said, "I won't be happy until that daycare is shut down for one and this person that did this to my child, whoever it is either — it's not an either — she needs to be in jail."

"Seeing your child duct taped to a chair, seeing the anxiety, seeing how scared your kid is, knowing for one that you're not there to protect them and knowing for two that you have people around that would stoop to that level to hurt your child puts you in a crazy mind state."

The day care has not commented on the incident.

Brooke wrote on her Facebook post that there was another incident when her daughter got a rock stuck in her ear.

"This incident supposedly happened in March and the daycare still fail to inform us of the situation. Also failed to document a incident of a rock being lodged in my baby ear that almost damaged her eardrum...."