A former employee of Children of America Education and Childcare Centers in Charlotte, North Carolina has come forward with a troubling story concerning abuse of a toddler at by a teacher at the daycare.
WCNC is reporting on a developing story concerning reports of abuse at a popular North Carolina daycare.
A former employee of the daycare has come forward after witnessing an incident in which a 2-year-old girl was placed in a corner with her hands bound and tape covering her mouth. The mother of the toddler was informed of the incident and contacted 911 after the daycare failed to file a report with the authorities.
The accused teacher has since been let go.
However, this is not the first time has come under fire for drastic failures in child care and safety. According to documents obtained by NBC Charlotte, state regulators twice threatened to revoke Children of America’s license for glaring violations.
Violations cited by the state included a 2014 incident in which a staff member picking up a 2-year-old by the arms and dropping them on the floor.
Despite these alarming offenses, the daycare was still issued a five-star rating by North Carolina’s daycare rating system. Officials are now scrambling to address new questions concerning the validity of the state’s daycare rating system.