California Day Care Worker Gave Children Melatonin to ‘Help Them Sleep': Officials0

An in-home day care facility in California was issued a citation after authorities learned one of the workers administered melatonin to the children “to help them sleep,” officials said.

The Brenda Saucedo Family Child Care, located in Bonita, was issued a type A citation, Adam Weintraub, spokesman for the California Department of Social Services, told ABC News on Tuesday.

That citation is considered the “most serious” because it involves an immediate threat to the health, safety, or personal rights of children in care, Weintraub said.

The day care worker in question, who was not identified, allegedly admitted to administering the hormone to help children sleep and melatonin was found on the premises, according to Weintraub

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