Waterbury daycare voluntarily surrenders its license after worker arrest

A Waterbury daycare voluntarily surrendered its license after worker arrest. (WFSB)

A Waterbury daycare voluntarily surrendered its license on Friday after a daycare worker was arrested for breaking a 3-year-old's arm.

Parents picking up their children from Kids Town in Waterbury learned that the daycare will be closed on Monday.

Late Friday afternoon, Eyewitness News learned voluntarily surrendered its license. The suspension comes after investigators arrested daycare employee 60-year-old Adnelly Moipard.

Representatives from Waterbury School Readiness Council, 211 Childcare and staff of the Office of Early Childhood were on site at the daycare.

They were working with parents to help them locate and get placed into programs for Monday morning.

This only applies to infant care, toddler care and preschool. School aged children still haven't been placed.

Police told Eyewitness News last Monday, Moipard was seen on surveillance video dragging a 3-year-old girl. Police said Moipard used such force that broke the little girl's arm.

Eyewitness News talked exclusively with the little girl's mother Bethany Scagnelli. She said her cast was removed this week and she still needs physical therapy.

“It was very upsetting. I was very shocked that a teacher would do that to a child, especially a 3-year-old,” Scagnelli said. “That doesn't know how to speak for herself.”

Moipard faces multiple charges, no longer works at the daycare and will be back in court later this month.

This isn't the first issue at Kids Town daycare. Since 2003, they've been cited for at least 12 violations, ranging from child protection to discipline and staffing.

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