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Daycare kids encouraged to curse on camera

Worker fired; incident under investigation by Allentown police

Daycare kids encouraged to curse on camera; video report by WFMZ's Jaccii Farris

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - A daycare center in Allentown is under fire after one of its workers allegedly encouraged kids to curse on camera.

The video of the cursing kids ended up on Facebook after the worker who took it passed it on to her friends.

One of those friends, Jhanee Ivy, said she posted the video on Facebook because she wanted to make sure this didn't happen again.

"As soon as she sent me the videos, I immediately called her back and told her that wasn't funny, and she is working at a facility with children that don't belong to her, and the parents are trusting her, and it's not OK to do that," said Ivy.

Ivy said she called the daycare to let them know about the videos and posted it online so parents of the children involved would be able to identify their kids and take action.

"I was disgusted. I was upset. I felt embarrassed, more just surprised, also, because I never thought something like this would happen to my child," said Isla Millan

Millan said her daughter is in the video and cried when she was asked about what happened.

Millan said her daughter claimed the worker also recorded the children dancing and that the worker kissed her on the cheeks and forehead.

"The matter is being investigated by multiple agencies," said a Creative Minds worker who answered the daycare center's door Friday. "I can't comment."

Millan pulled both her children out of the daycare and called local and county child welfare agencies.

The Allentown Police Department is now investigating.

Ivy said the worker has been fired from her job.

69 News called the worker who allegedly shot the video. A family member answered the phone and said she had no comment on the allegations, but that the worker was so upset by the situation that she required medical attention.

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