A Glastonbury daycare worker accused of hitting several 2-year-old children at the daycare has pleaded not guilty.
Police started investigating in December when the state Department of Children and Families reached out to them about alleged child abuse at the Stork Club, at 583 New London Turnpike and officers arrested Nicole Mayo, 22, of Wethersfield.
She is accused of hitting, restraining and roughly handling 2-year-olds at the daycare over the last year, police said.
She has been charged with three counts of risk of injury to a minor and disorderly conduct.
She is due back in court on May 23.
The investigation also led to the arrest of Meegan Beach, the director at the Stork Club. Police said Beach failed to report Mayo's suspected abuse. By law, daycare providers must report cases of suspected child abuse to the proper authorities.