Ripon Grace Preschool
(209) 599-2345

At Ripon Grace we believe in investing in Children. Through our preschool ministry Ripon Grace Christian Children’s Center, we partner with families as they train and nurture their young children. We consider it an awesome privilege to serve God by showing His love and care for little children.

Monday – Friday, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm we provide safe, nurturing childcare. Children under five have an unparalleled capacity for learning, and we teach them letter & number recognition, science & math experiments, and Bible lessons using arts & crafts, music, stories and FUN.

Requirements: 2 ½ years old and potty-trained


Nicki Blocher
Ripon Grace Preschool Director – 11 years. 

Jesus amazes me…”His mercies are new each day, His love is endless and His grace comforts and heals my soul!”
“I love that the people of Ripon Grace come from a variety of backgrounds, yet their focus is on Christ and serving Him.”

Miss Nicki is married with two children.  Her daughter is in High School and her son attends Grace College—and he’s getting married in December!Proverbs 3:5-6

Dorine Hatcher
Preschool Teacher – 16 years
Luke 23:24-43 

“I am amazed by all the things Jesus has gotten me through and what He did to wash away my sin”
“I love being able to teach and watch the children learn, but more importantly, being able to help them learn about Jesus…”

Miss Dorine is a former student of Ripon Grace Preschool. She stands 3’8″ tall—we tell new students they have to be taller than Miss Dorine to graduate.

Sabrina Green
Preschool Teacher (Purple Penguins) – 12 years
Philippians 4:13 

“I love all the children, they bring me so much joy! I love teaching them about God’s love and getting them ready for kindergarten.”

Miss Sabrina’s family includes boyfriend Pete and his son Trevor, and her son Mitchell and beautiful daughter-in-law Carina have blessed her with a wonderful granddaughter, Alma Marie!

Mona Stebbing
Preschool Teacher (Green Frogs) — ? years
Luisa Cazares
Preschool Teacher (Yellow Ducks) – 4 years
John 3:16
“Jesus amazes me when I am in very hard times, He always finds a way for me. What I love about our preschool is the families and the children.”
Miss Luisa is married with 3 adult children and 2 wonderful granddaughters, Ivy and Amelia. “God has blessed me with a beautiful family”
Alyson Cloke
Preschool Teacher (Green Frogs) – 3 years
Psalm 37:4 

“Jesus has a LOVE for us that defies understanding—I’m overwhelmed by the thought that He loves me so much that He would have died just for me, so that I can live with Him in heaven.”

“I love the family feeling and that the parents and teachers work together in partnership in nurturing the kiddos.”

Miss Alyson has been married to her wonderful husband John for 44 years. They have 5 grown kids and 2 darling grandchildren.

Khristine Santiago
Preschool Teacher – 1 year
I Corinthians 13:4-7 

“I love working with the children. They always bring love, laughter, and joy to my day. My co-workers are amazing and a pleasure to work with.”

Miss Khristine is the daughter of Yellow Duck teacher Miss Luisa!