The child’s mother picked up the boy at 3:45 p.m., according to a police report.
“She observed her son sitting down and he appeared to be in a lot of pain. He was shivering, had urinated on himself and had not eaten,” the report said.
The boy was later taken to a hospital, where he was diagnosed with a fracture to his right leg, WPTV reported.
Police said surveillance video showed Acosta putting the child down on the carpet, at which point her knee fell on the child, WPBF reported.
According to the arrest report, Acosta became nervous when told the classroom was under surveillance. "She got nervous and changed her story. Acosta claimed that (the child) could have been injured when she accidentally fell on him,” the report said.
Police and the Department of Children and Families were contacted about the incident and spoke Monday to the day care's owner, Jeneille Como, WPTV reported.
Acosta admitted she carried the boy across the room and putting him facedown on the carpet, the television station reported.
“Acosta admitted that the manner in which she picked up (the child) was inappropriate, dangerous and could have led to him being seriously injured,” the arrest report said. “She continually denied causing the leg injury. Additionally, she denied telling Early Learning Academy staff that he had received the injury because he kicked a chair.”