Tender Care Learning Centers was founded in 1982 in Pittsburgh when our first center opened in Bethel Park. The Robinson Tender Care Center opened in 1983, and subsequent centers soon followed. Tender Care continued to grow by opening new centers for the next several years, providing quality child care and developmental services for more families in the Pittsburgh area.
Tender Care Learning Centers and Apple Tree Children’s Centers were combined into one organization in 1997, when Bradford Child Care Services was formed as a non-profit 501 (c)3 corporation based in Pittsburgh. Bradford Child Care Services is one of the largest non-profit organizations in the country dedicated solely to quality early childhood education. We currently operate 31 child care centers, in three states. We provide child care and developmental services for over 2000 families every day. Our schools have achieved and are maintaining excellent reputations for quality in the communities which we presently serve. We currently have 100% NAEYC accreditation at all of our schools!
Your commitment and dedication to this organization has made this company what it is today. This year we all will celebrate our 30th year of serving families. Thanks for being part of our family.
We are proud to be the child care provider for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Pittsburgh Penguins!
Tender Care Learning Centers and Apple Tree Children’s Centers operated for several years as “sister companies”, working together yet functioning as separate companies. Both companies developed and maintained excellent reputations in their respective communities by meeting the highest standards of quality child care and early education services.
Tender Care Learning Centers and Apple Tree Children’s Centers were combined into one organization in 1997, when Bradford Child Care Services was formed as a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation. Bradford Child Care Services continues to operate Tender Care Learning Centers in Pennsylvania and Apple Tree Children’s Centers in Iowa and Connecticut.
Most of our management team has been with Tender Care and/or Apple Tree for many years. Many of our school Directors and teachers have been part of our family for over 10 years. We currently serve over 2000 families each and every day, and we hope to continue to serve families and children for many years to come!