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    A woman working at a day care in Olney has been fired after video showing her slapping a toddler surfaced on social media. NBC10s Randy Gyllenhaal spoke to the mother of that child.

    (Published Friday, Aug. 4, 2017)

    A Philadelphia day care worker was fired after surveillance video surfaced Friday showing her smacking and pushing a child.

    The Director of Olney Academy confirmed to NBC10 that the worker was immediately fired after the video surfaced on Facebook. In the video, the worker is seen approaching a small child, then swatting him.

    The mother of the hit child, Brianna Woods, says she's glad the worker was fired. Her 2-year-old son Noah is seen falling in the video after the worker smacks him in the back of the head.

    "I'm glad to hear she's been fired, but when I looked at the video myself I was wondering why she wasn't in cuffs," Woods said.

    The director of the day care told NBC10 they followed protocol by immediately notifying the child abuse hotline.

    Woods has filed a police report.