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Beyond Care

Updated: Jan 22




We here at Little Bears hope you're having or had a great day, and if not; be inspired by this small piece on Maribel Hadnot as we begin to tell her story, educate future business owners, and inspire the next generation of childcare leaders. Her faith and the power of God have taken her to heights she could never dream of. Now she wants to share those dreams turned reality with you.


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At the age of 15, Maribel faced one of the toughest challenges of her life when she discovered she was pregnant. At a time when most teenagers were focused on their studies and having fun with their friends, Maribel was suddenly faced with the responsibility of raising a child.

Despite the challenges ahead, Maribel was determined to do whatever it took to provide a better life for her child and herself. She worked tirelessly to ensure she finished school with honors. She knew that success started at the foundation, leading by example and allowing for zero excuses to stop her journey.


But Maribel's ambitions did not stop there. She wanted to use her situation and confidence to give back to her community and make a difference in the lives of other young mothers like herself.


She started a program that provided resources and mentorship to teenage mothers, helping them to gain the skills and confidence they needed to support their families.

She grew as her child grew, maturing and learning every step of the way.


Maribel began to realize that her experIences as a teenage mother had given her a unique perspective on life. She had learned the importance of hard work, determination, and perseverance, and she was determined to use these qualities to make a positive impact on her community. She started a program for teen moms, encouraging and propelling them forward. She shed a light on the hope that is found through the heartache of such a difficult time in one's life.


With this determination and mindset, Maribel decided to start her own business in the field of childcare and preschool. She had always been interested in education and child development, and she believed that she could create a successful business that would appeal to young women like herself and help those who need help. From the struggling teen mom to the everyday mother or family, she felt the call to build support and grow with families.


Despite having no formal training other than real-life experience, Maribel poured all of her energy into her new venture. Even though she worked jobs that were nowhere near her goal, she would spend breaks and days off studying business and taking the necessary courses to thrive in the industry. She spent long hours researching curriculums, programs, and daycare center designs, all while teaching herself the ins and outs of running a business.


Within a few years, Maribel's hard work began to pay off. Her ideas began to materialize and she quickly gained a loyal following of believers and future employees. Her success was even more impressive given that she had started her business with no serious financial backing and just a few connections in the childcare industry.


Maribel’s impact on her community was and is undeniable. She has shown that with hard work and determination, anyone can overcome the odds and achieve their dreams. She hopes Her story inspires countless young women to believe in themselves and to pursue their own ambitions, no matter what obstacles they faced. This is only the beginning of telling her story, so stay tune, stay connected, and get ready to be inspired like never before.


Maribel: a true example of what can be accomplished with grit, determination, and a desire to make a positive impact on the world.


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