Iowa teacher arrested for hitting 4yo for playing with hair

A 58-year old woman has been arrested after she was filmed hitting a four-year-old child at a daycare in Iowa, telling her "quit messing with your hair" as she abused her.

Lyne Rowe, the owner of the daycare, was arrested on Thursday after the girl's parents filed a complaint, Omaha World News reports.

A former employee at the daycare captured the March incident on video and supplied it to the parents, many of whom pulled their children from the daycare.

The video from network KMTV shows Rowe yelling at the girl and hitting her repeatedly. When the girl told her it hurt, Rowe says "Good I hope that hurts you."

The girl's parents, Allen and Kelly Meyers, say they're relieved the woman has been arrested, and that their daughter is feeling okay.

Police are investigating whether any other children were hurt at the centre, which has been shut down.