BROCKTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A Brockton childcare facility is shut down indefinitely after reports of suspected abuse and investigations from two separate state departments.
The Department of Children and Families says they investigated reports of neglect from the "Well of Love DayCare Center" on Belmont Street, the results of which officials say are confidential. The state department says that parents reported incidents of child abuse, one mother, Isa Lopes, has a 2-year-old son that attended the daycare.
Earlier in April, Lopes says that a former daycare employee told her that a worker at Well of Love DayCare Center had abused her son.
"She grabbed on my son, by the arm, when he did not want to go and take a nap. She dragged him by the arm and pulled on him," Lopes said to The Enterprise.
Another incident allegedly involved the daycare center's owner, who Lopes accuses of manhandling her son to make him drink cough syrup.
"She went to go grab his face, to force-feed the medicine down his throat," Lopes said.
The Department of Early Education and Care shut down the Well of Love Daycare Center on April 7, citing the facility had "non-compliance issues." Parents say that the closure comes one week after incidents of abuse were reported.
WBZ's Shari Small (@ShariSmallNews) reports.