A woman who runs a day care center is now charged with child endangerment for leaving her two little kids, ages one and three, in her locked car, East Greenbush police said.

Police were flagged down Monday night around 8:00 p.m., Dec. 23, by people at the County Plaza when they found the kids in the locked car. Police stood by the car for another 20 minutes until Janny Beach came back to her car and then they charged her with child endangerment. The girls are doing well.

According to Officer Sean Markham, Beach left her kids unattended while she went shopping for a half-hour. She was charged at police headquarters with Endangering the Welfare of a Child, following an investigation whichincluded consultation with the Child Protective Service of Rensselaer County Unified Services. The case will be heard in Town Court.