The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office today arrested the director of Heather’s Kids child care center in Lovettsville after investigating allegations that she assaulted a child enrolled there.
Heather R. Whitfield, 43, of Lovettsville, was charged with assault and battery.
On Aug. 24, the child received minor injuries to his lip and arm. His family was initially told the injuries resulted from an accident. The family filed reports with Loudoun County Department of Family Services and members of the Sheriff’s Office’s Special Victims Unit were brought in to help investigate the case.
Following her arrest, Whitfield was released on an unsecured bond.
The Virginia Department of Social Services is reviewing the operation and licensing of the facility, located at 5 N. Berlin Pike.
According to the center’s website, Whitfield has been providing child care since 2013 and opened the commercial facility in December. The center offers programs for infants through preschool.