The Kid Ranch Christian Preschool

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

Our Founder & Principles

The Kid Ranch Christian Preschool Kyle 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. The Kyle location is on Goforth Rd. near the Seton Hospital, while the San Marcos location is 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.

Gwen Garcia – Kyle Director

Hi, my name is Gwen Garcia, I am married and have five children from ages 10-16. I joined the Kid Ranch Kyle family in 2014. I believe as early childhood educators that we have a hand in helping your family mold our future leaders and that really excites me!

We are blessed to be able to serve our community in such a profound way. I am thankful for the relationships we have made and absolutely adore each child that we’ve had the pleasure to care for.

I look forward to serving your family.

Maxine Bivens – San Marcos Director

Hi, my name is Maxine Bivens. I’ve been married for almost 10 years. We have 3 kids ages 20, 8, and 2….yes big age ranges! I love spending time with my family and friends.

I’ve worked in childcare for over 20 years. I have been director certified since 2008 and am also certified in Para education.

I’m very passionate about making a difference in children’s lives. My favorite part of my job is being in the classrooms and getting to know the children.

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