Introduction

Here at Small Steps, we take great pride in our work.  Our mission is to provide a safe and secure facility for children to attend and feel loved, valued, respected, and happy.   We believe parents should have a place to bring their child every day where they can feel at peace knowing their child is being well taken care of in their absence. 


In order to provide good childcare, a childcare center must have good quality caregivers.  Our Child Care Professionals believe in our mission and I am very proud to have the privilege of working with them each and every day. 

Each Staff member employed here at Small Steps has been carefully selected and trained on child care licensing requirements and meet at least the minimum requirements.  We are over-achievers here so we like to go above and beyond!  For example, child care licensing requires our caregivers to obtain 24 clock hours each year in continuing education but we strive for 30 or more!  Most of our teachers have at least 2 years of experience and several of them have more than 10 years of experience!

With that being said, let me proudly introduce you to our current staff: 

Tara Lynch: Owner/Director

Christina Castillo: Assistant Director/Pre-K Teacher

Amanda Preston: Infant Coordinator

Christi Smith: Infant Teacher

Allissa Warren: Two's Teacher

Lauren Hendrix: Two's Assistant Teacher

Jennifer Hartwell: Three's Teacher

Courtney Gonzales: Permanent Sub in all Classrooms

Allison Rucker: School Age 

Billinda Gregory: Cook/Infant Teacher