Two women have been accused of repeatedly force feeding, pushing and slamming children on the floor at a Southampton day care facility where they worked as teachers, authorities said.
Kathleen Culver, 33, of Southampton, and 23-year-old Sarah Dawber of Mastic Beach, were arrested Monday and charged with endangering the welfare of a child.
Police said the only reported injury has been an 18-month-old child vomiting from the forced feeding at Side By Side Day Care Center at North Sea Road. The two women worked in the infant room tending to children ranging from 4 months old to 18 months old, authorities said.
The arrests were the result of a joint investigation between Southampton police, the New York State Office of Children & Family Services and Suffolk County Child Protective Services. The investigation is continuing.
Detectives ask any parents and guardians of children who have attended the Day Care to contact them if they have any information that may aid in the continuing investigation at 631-702-2230.