About Us

Welcome to Little Bears Tender Care

This facility is co-owned by Maribel and Carol Hadnot, a mother and daughter powerful duo. Carol has the same passion and love her mother carries in her heart for every kid that comes through the doors. She has a genuine enjoyment of working with kids and her energetic personality is contagious. From the time she was a little girl, Maribel dreamed of finding a way to help parents and children have a place that will meet their needs while becoming a safe haven in this high-demand world we live in.

Maribel spent 9 years as a Deputy for the Sheriff’s Department, a position that helped her fund and complete the educational training needed to reach her dream. To gain experience in the field, she began by volunteering in early childhood programs throughout the YMCA and has spent the last 20 years working in children’s ministry, Sunday school department, she served as the youth group director at her church and presently serves with her husband in the Marriage Ministry department. She is also a mother of eight and a grandmother of 8. She has an AA degree in Early Childhood Education, an AA degree in Child development Master Teacher, and a Site Supervisor. She also had a certificate in Early Intervention and Inclusion in Child development. She is presently completing her Bachelors in Child development with teaching credentials.

With all this experience helping young people and their families, Maribel’s dream finally came true in October 1999 with the opening of Little Bears Preschool & Daycare. The next 20 plus years were made a reality with the support, sacrifice, unselfish dedication and partnership of My amazing husband Jerry Hadnot, I could of never made this happen with out him.

Welcome to Little Bears Tender Care

Welcome to
Little Bears Tender Care

This facility is co-owned by Maribel and Carol Hadnot, a mother and daughter powerful duo. Carol has the same passion and love her mother carries in her heart for every kid that comes through the doors. She has a genuine enjoyment of working with kids and her energetic personality is contagious. From the time she was a little girl, Maribel dreamed of finding a way to help parents and children have a place that will meet their needs while becoming a safe haven in this high-demand world we live in.

Maribel spent 9 years as a Deputy for the Sheriff’s Department, a position that helped her fund and complete the educational training needed to reach her dream. To gain experience in the field, she began by volunteering in early childhood programs throughout the YMCA and has spent the last 20 years working in children’s ministry, Sunday school department, she served as the youth group director at her church and presently serves with her husband in the Marriage Ministry department. She is also a mother of eight and a grandmother of 8. She has an AA degree in Early Childhood Education, an AA degree in Child development Master Teacher, and a Site Supervisor. She also had a certificate in Early Intervention and Inclusion in Child development. She is presently completing her Bachelors in Child development with teaching credentials.

With all this experience helping young people and their families, Maribel’s dream finally came true in October 1999 with the opening of Little Bears Preschool & Daycare. The next 20 plus years were made a reality with the support, sacrifice, unselfish dedication and partnership of My amazing husband Jerry Hadnot, I could of never made this happen with out him.

Vision

It is our goal to present your child with a loving, caring, flexible, and understanding atmosphere where the child may through fun, love, discipline, exploration, participation, communication, trial and error, and a Christian example develop their own self-esteem and creativity.

Mission

Our mission is to always put the children first, keeping their best interest at heart. This goal is the basis for every decision we make.

Philosophy

Our center is dedicated to providing an environment that supports the development and learning of each individual child. We strive to ensure that each child is nurtured and developed to their full potential. We view each child as a unique individual. We believe the early years of a child’s life are the most important.

Our Core Values

Trust

Compassion

Reliability

Our Team

Qualified Professionals
Jerry and Maribel Hadnot

Jerry and Maribel Hadnot

Owner/Director

Married 21 years
8 kids and 8 grandkids
20 Plus years of experience 
AA Degree in Child Development 
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Felicia Everett

Assistant Director

20 years in Early Childhood Development
Have 2 children

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Tulani Pettis

Infant Teacher

15 core Child Development units 
A retired Marine and mother of 2 girls
5 plus years of experience
Yolanda Ramos

Yolanda Ramos

Preschool Teacher

20 plus years experience
18 Early Child Development Core Units
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Carol Hadnot

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Little Bears Tender Care is a
Dietitian - Approved Daycare