The Kid Ranch Christian Preschool

We are an early learning center for ages 6 weeks to 5 years old (Pre-K) in San Marcos, TX.

Our Founder & Principles

The Kid Ranch Christian Preschool was founded in 1997 by Destini Doherty-Evans. The San Marcos Location has been operating under Destini for 20 years but was previously named Lil’ PeeWee’s. We are located on Hunter Rd an equal distance between McCarty lane and Wonderworld Dr.

Our guiding principles help us lead a loving and safe school. The first principal is our faith. We are a Christian learning center. We introduce your child to Christ and Christian teachings at the level that they can comprehend. Our values support our activities, but we are a learning center first and foremost. Our faith supports our education, but your children receive an excellent general education that will place them at the head of their class. While in our care, your child will learn all the building blocks necessary to become successful kids.

Other things to know about the owner

Destini Doherty-Evans

My passion is Children and Jesus. If I can be that person to help plant that seed in even the small children then I feel I’m doing what God has called me to do.

I don’t believe that it’s my job to teach children any kind of denominational teachings. I feel it’s my job to teach them kindness and about God’s love through bible stories or song. It’s important to me that Children learn the basic principles of Godly character such as loving one another, sharing, kindness etc. It’s important to me that the children learn to be good examples of Christ through their behavior.

Some Christian organizations that I am or have been very involved in the past years is The walk to Emmaus; This is a program built to built leaders in our churches , Cairos which is a ministry that goes into the prison systems and teachers inmates about God’s love for them.

I am formally a member of Gruene United Methodist Church but have recently felt a call from God to reach out to people that are “unchurched.” By this, I mean people that are turned away from the Christian faith due to the way churches or individuals represent God. So, in this calling, I teamed up with one of my favorite Pastors, Mark Porterfield, at Canyon Lake United Methodist Church and am starting a home church. This will give people that don’t like the “church” or “religion” settings a chance to come learn about God’s word in a place that is laid back and not so “churchy.”

Other things I currently have my hand in is teaching bible studies on a regular basis and recent enrollment in Seminary. I’ve always prayed daily for each and every child and family in my center. Even before we became a Christian based center each morning I surrounded the center with prayer before we started our day.

What Parents Are Saying About The Kid Ranch

Our family is blessed that our daughter is attending The Kid Ranch. She has made many friends and is getting ready for big girl school. Even when life is moving fast she now reminds us to stop and take the time to say grace for dinner.

A. Covington

Don’t you know children are God’s most precious gift?   –  Psalms 127:3