ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The Cuomo administration is disputing an investigative report about day care centers statewide that shows "shocking" violations and inadequate enforcement of persistent violators.
The state Senate's Independent Democratic Conference report says most cases involve failure to take certain precautions, leaving children unattended, and unlicensed operation.
The few most egregious cases include corporal punishment of children, frightening or humiliating a child, isolating children in closets and abuse or maltreatment.
The report claims only a small number of centers with multiple violations have been held accountable by the Cuomo administration.
The state Office of Children and Family Services says Thursday the report is alarmingly misleading. The state says the Senate report takes data out of context and that serious violations result in immediate action.