After a video surfaced showing disturbing footage of what is called a “toddler fight club”, three employees at The Hands of Our Future LLC Daycare in Dover, Delaware were suspended and will now be charged. Two 3-year-olds were filmed via cell phone video fighting each other at the daycare last March.
Although the video has not been released to the public, police report that one child could be heard saying “He’s pinching me!” Following that statement, a daycare employee is heard saying, “No pinching, only punching.” Clearly, this was an orchestrated brawl, instigated by the workers.
The employees, 19 year old Tiana Harris, 21 year old Estefania Myers, and 47 year old Lisa Parker, have all been charged with assault, endangering the welfare of a child, reckless endangering and conspiracy. This is very disheartening to hear, since we recently reported another disturbing daycare incident in the Vicksburg, Mississippi, just a few weeks back.
News coverage of the incident is below.
Are you more wary of leaving your children in daycare with multiple instances of neglect and/or abuse popping up?