Our Purpose

Children grow up fast!

At Little Steps Christian Child Care our job is to partner with parents by providing opportunities to for children to grow in a Christian-based learning environment.

We create a safe, loving and supportive home away from home for your child. Throughout the day we work to fulfill the physical, emotional, and cognitive needs, so children can grow and learn.

From our teachers and staff, to our beautiful facilities and grounds, children love Little Steps! Learn more about us here, or schedule a visit today.

Valerie Sweisthal


Mrs. Valerie has over 17 years experience directing preschool programs in Arizona and Washington state.

Valerie and her husband, Bret, have two wonderful children and four little grandchildren. Together, Valerie and Bret have fostered children for 13 years in Arizona, and hope to continue helping children in their time of need here in Washington. She loves being involved in her church community. In addition to teaching Sunday School, she serves on her Church Board, and loves to garden.


" Children are a gift and every child is wonderfully made. It is our goal to grant peace of mind for parents, ensuring their children are safe and learning while they are away."



Our Facility & Procedures

We are proud to be located on the Lighthouse Christian School Campus. Our building and playground are reflective of the dedication both Little Steps and Lighthouse has in creating a safe, secure environment for our children.

Our facility is cleaned daily, bathrooms are sanitized daily, and our toys are washed on a regular basis. Nap time blankets and "lovies" are not shared between children.

We are licensed and accredited by the State of Washington, our staff members are all interviewed and background checked prior to meeting your children. Our staff is current in CPR and First Aid Certifications. We work with each teacher to help them continue their education.


Little Steps Christian Child Care

253-851-2484(ahug)  |  ssingig@centurylink.net

3008 36th St. NW, Bldg A  |  Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Hours: Monday–Friday, 6:45 am–6:00 pm