About Us

David & Tara Lynch


Small Steps Childcare is owned and operated by David & Tara Lynch. In 2010 Tara had a dream to start a licensed home childcare program and now that dream has evolved into two licensed centers serving up to 150 children. Small Steps Tolar was opened in 2018 and quickly was able to serve many children in the community and surrounding areas. We realized there was a need for our program to be in multiple locations to be able to serve multiple families and so we opened Small Steps Granbury in November of 2020. Tara has a background in early childhood education as well as her child development associates and multiple childcare administrator certifications. David has a childcare administrators license as well. More importantly than any of our educational background, we are parents of 4 children. All 4 have been in some sort of childcare program throughout the years. We know what quality child care is and we know what quality of care we would want for our own children. And that high quality care is what we hope to continue to bring to our community through our childcare programs. The owners are on site daily and are actively involved in the childcare programs at both locations.

Meet Our Admin Team


Adriannah Fine

Adriannah began her journey with us about a year ago as our Assistant Director. She quickly advanced to our center Director for the Tolar location. We are so happy to have her as part of the team and can't wait to see her grow as a Director and Early Childhood Professional here at Small Steps Tolar.

Christi Smith

Christi serves as our Director of Operations and works at both of our centers. She has been with Small Steps for many years now. Christi is so passionate about childcare and makes it her mission to provide a safe and healthy environment for the littles that we care for. We couldn't ask for someone more caring to be part of our team.

Jennifer Layland

Jennifer has been with Small Steps for almost two years. She came on board as a Teacher when we first opened our Granbury Location and has since worked her way up from teacher to Assistant Director and now Director. She has been in the field for quite a while now and is one of the sweetest ladies you'll ever meet. We're so happy to have her as part of our team.

The gang's all here! Here's some photos of our amazing staff in action!

What We Believe In


At Small Steps, our mission is to provide a high quality childcare and educational experience to children ages 6 weeks through 12 years old. We strive to maintain a positive partnership with parents and families to help prepare children for a lifetime love of learning.


Our vision for Small Steps Childcare is to offer the best childcare experience in the area to the children in our care. Being the best means providing outstanding childcare, exciting and exploratory learning experiences, as well as maintaining clean and safe environment. We strive for parents to feel secure and pleased with their childcare choice and for children to feel safe, loved and valued. For the future, we want children to look back fondly on their time with us at Small Steps and have warm and happy memories.

Core Values