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Social Services: local daycare worker got bad news, threw glasses across room and struck child; child unharmed

Posted at 4:53 PM, Jan 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-03 21:25:51-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A local daycare worker at Bethel Kiddie Korral in Central Bakersfield threw her glasses across the room, striking a child, after she received bad news over the phone, the California Department of Social Services reported.

The child was uninjured, according to Social Services.

Social Services conducted an unannounced visit to the daycare on Dec. 12, following allegations that staff conduct posed a threat to children in their care.

In their report, they stated the worker "received concerning personal news via telephone, which resulted in her 'tossing' her glasses across the classroom in frustration." The report went of to state the worker was not aware the glasses had hit a child.

Bethel Kiddie Korral received a Type A citation which they must have posted for 30 days for parent to easily view.

The report will also be available at Child Care and Group Home facilities for public review for three years.

This was not the first time the daycare was cited for a Type A Deficiency, according to Social Services.

In 2018, Bethel Kiddie Korral was cited a Type a deficiency after an investigation uncovered that a child was hit in the face by a children's chair,as an employee attempted to moved the chair from one space to another.

In 2015, they was cited a Type A and Type B deficiency for over-capacity and commingling three infant children with the children aged 2-years-old.