About Us

David & Tara Lynch

Owners

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.

Our Staff

Small Steps Granbury

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Jennifer Hartwell

Director

Miss Jennifer L. (Granbury Pre-K Teacher)

Jennifer Layland

Assistant Director

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Barbara Crabtree

Infant Teacher

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Keri Hoyle

Infant & Wobblers Teacher

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Briana Bennett

Wobblers Teacher

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Infant & Wobblers Teacher

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Briana Bennett

Twos Teacher

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Twos Teacher

Sharon Riley

Threes Teacher

Christi Smith

Threes Teacher

Ashley Gallegos

Pre-K Teacher

Aubrey Dobbins

Pre-K Teacher

Small Steps Tolar

Mrs. Lisa (Tolar Center Director)

Lisa Walker

Director

Mrs. Toni (Tolar Infant Teacher)

Toni Warren

Assistant Director

Mrs. Toni (Tolar Infant Teacher)

Toni Warren

Infant Teacher

Mrs. Connie (Tolar Infant Teacher)

Connie Drach

Infant Teacher

Nicole Martin

Wobblers Teacher

Maddie McMillan

Wobblers Teacher

Natalie Pyles

Twos Teacher

Adriana Hernandez

Pre-K Teacher

What We Believe In

Mission

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.

Vision​

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

Integrity: Know and do what is right.

Kindness: Being friendly, generous and considerate to others and yourself.

Transparency: We strive to be open and honest. We share what we learn, what we do, and where we
struggle.

Fun: We have fun while being the best.