Jerry and Ingrid Havens
Hi we are Ingrid and SGM (ret) Jerry Havens. With 30 plus years of military service and 17 moves, we decided to call Martinez home. While Ingrid is originally from Lampertheim, Germany and Jerry is from New Jersey, the southern appeal of the Augusta area lured us into the real estate market and we purchased some rental properties while still on active duty. Following Jerry’s retirement and our relocation to Martinez, we further embraced real estate. Jerry became a real estate broker and we quickly transitioned our interests into real estate investment. Today we are co-owners of a storage facility and rental truck dealership in the CSRA, as well as two real estate companies.
Sadly, we lost our only son to a tragic accident many years ago so we have no grandchildren of our own. Fortunately, our family and friends consider us as the surrogate Oma and Opa; allowing us to spoil children of all ages. We love the idea that we might in some small way make a positive difference in a child’s life while they attend Small Wonders Playcare Center.
Our goal is simple, continue the undisputed and wonderful reputation of Small Wonders Playcare Center. This business was started over 30 years and is known for its long tenured staff, which have nurtured and fostered the development of thousands of children over the years. We are committed to improving the facility whenever possible. The structure of this organization was already very strong under the management of the previous owners. We believe our contribution to Small Wonders Playcare Center will be positive as we move forward in the future.
Joe & Shelly Bailey
Hi, we are Joe & Shelly Bailey, co-owners of Small Wonders Playcare Center. We believe all children deserve a safe and engaging environment to learn and flourish. We have two children of our own and understand the challenges working parents face in their search for exceptional childcare. At Small Wonders we strive to provide close personal attention and a lasting educational experience for each child that comes through our center.
Our personal and business association with Jerry and Ingrid Havens began shortly after our arrival in Evans in 1999. While we call Evans, GA home, we are U.S. Army Veterans who continue to serve the nation as federal civilian employees with the Department of Defense in Northern VA. Service to our nation has taught us many things, to include how to manage and supervise people, even in the most austere environments, overseeing multi-million dollar operations and most importantly, commitment to those we serve.
We are dedicated to working with families and establishing strong home to school connections so that together, we can help foster the educational support your child needs to grow. We truly value the trust you have placed in us for the care and education of your child and thank you for giving us the opportunity to help nurture your most precious resource.