Northland Christian Daycare to close in November

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A Topeka daycare that was under investigation for abuse allegations has announced it will close in November.

According to notes that Northland Christian Daycare sent to parents, the official reason for the closing is financial.

In April, 13 NEWS learned the Department for Children and Families and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment were investigating two of the center's employees.

They received allegations that assistant director Dylan Bowser taped one child’s hands to a filing cabinet and another child’s hands to the director’s desk because they were “acting up”.

According to a KDHE, report the claims were substantiated, but an appeal has been filed and a hearing is pending.

The report also showed that daycare director Marcela Vasquez knew it was going on, but lacked adequate supervision over Bowser.

Northland notified KDHE they would close November 17th.

The center has a capacity for 46 children.