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The Daycare Worker Who Mocked Children
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The Daycare Worker Who Mocked Children

It's what everyone looks for in a caretaker: a passion for mocking children over their appearance and disabilities, along with a high level of social media engagement. A daycare worker at A Heavenly Haven Learning Center in Newport News, Virginia, made headlines for making fun of the children in their care on Instagram. One post paired a photo of a boy who looks sad with a caption reading, "I'm sick of this shit!!" A comment below this charming image says, "he really looks like that's exactly what's he is thinking cuz he sure can't talk. LMAO." (Subsequent reports indicated that the child "can't talk" because of a speech delay.) The worker was fired after the kid's mom found the posts on Instagram; the daycare cited its record as a "Christian-based Childcare Development Center." Isn't that reassuring?

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