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Nice to Meet You!
My name is Jacqueline Traweek and I am the owner/director/lead teacher at Little Brahma Barn. My husband and I own this business together! We are college sweethearts (Go UH Coogs)! Ryan graduated from East Bernard High School in 2004 and when we married in 2010 we made East Bernard our permanent home. Mr. Ryan is more of a silent partner who shows up from time to time with cool things like rocks, snakes and funny stories. Ryan is a Project Manager and Geologist for Halliburton by trade, but owns a few small businesses as well.
We have three small children who will be 10, 8, and 4 this Spring! Most of our time as a family is spent going to sporting events for the kids, preparing Wharton County Youth Fair projects, getting really messy playing outside, hanging out with friends and family and lots and lots of laundry. Our family believes it is important to serve and worship in one's community. We attend Holy Cross Catholic Church in East Bernard and serve on various boards in town. Ryan is the Secretary for the East Bernard ISD School Board and I have served on the Campus Improvement Committee at East Bernard Elementary as well as taught Catechism and Vacation Bible School Classes for many years. A huge passion of mine is collaborating with other small business owners in East Bernard in order to help make our wonderful community even better!
I answer to MJ, Mrs. Jackie or all sorts of other Prekinder nicknames and I am a Certified Texas educator with an undergraduate degree in Special and Early Childhood Education and finished my Masters in Early Childhood and Special Education in 2021. I got my start in public education and decided once my kiddos came along it was time to stay home.
When it was time to return to the workforce, I had a chain of events that lead to the creation of LBB! You can read a bit more about that on our home page. Having started in the Special Education world, I feel passionately that learning is a wholistic experience that spans the course of many modalities. I also believe that it is never too early to look ahead and see what we want for our children down the road. Learning should be comprehensive and prepare children for the future, but also be FUN and developmentally appropriate for each child!
We have been blessed with almost 7 years of support from our community, friends and family and are looking forward to many more years of adventures on Urbanec Street!
Health & Safety
Little Brahma Barn has seen its share of uncertainty over the last several years. We have managed Harvey in 2017 and then the Covid-19 pandemic we currently face.
As a preschool, your child's education is incredibly important, but health and safety are even more so. During the early days of the Pandemic in 2020, all of our local Preschool Programs faced tough operating decisions. Our director, along side her husband and family made the choice to continue care and navigate the "new normal" in real time. Little Brahma Barn was the only preschool program in town that kept its doors open for the entirety of our scheduled days, even during the Pandemic, offered rebates for those who made the choice to stay home with their children and allowed employees to continue working and receive pay. When your program has children with parents who are First Responders, Agricultural Workers, or just simply parents who need to work to keep their family afloat, sometimes you have to make the choice to jump into the unknown. We are so glad we did!!
We are proud to say that for those who needed care in 2020, we provided it unceasingly.
We feel extremely confident in our ability to be there for your family even in the most uncertain of circumstances. Navigating Health and Safety standards can be a big task, but we are up to the challenge.
At LBB your children will be safe physically and emotionally and well cared for! That's a promise.