A mother in Lakeville, Massachusetts tells NBC10 Boston that her child was assaulted at a day care resulting in a bruised lip.
The Department of Children and Families is now looking into the complaint.
The mother says it happened last Thursday, prompting her to remove both her children from the day care and quit her job to take care of them during the day.
“It left me with not having a job because I have no one to watch my kids and just trying to find a day care for them,” she said.
According to the mother, day care staff says her daughter got in trouble for sticking her tongue out at her brother during nap time and that’s when a teacher moved her mat, causing her to throw herself on the ground, which left the bruise.
“My son came up to me and was like, 'The teacher is lying to you. They grabbed her and shoved her.'”
No one responded to the door when NBC10 Boston attempted to speak with administrators at the Lakeville day care.
Over the phone, a staff member said, “No comment until we receive further information.”
The Department of Children and families is now in the screening phase while assessing the case as they talk to day care staff and anyone who may have been involved or witnessed the occurrence.
Social workers will then determine if an investigation needs to be opened.
The mother tells NBC10 Boston that she wants to get to the bottom of what happened, saying, “I went to the director and she just basically said that the kids were lying and that none of the staff put their hands on her. My daughter just kept talking about how her lip was bleeding and she got it all over her shirt.”