Building Kidz of Berkeley

Where performing arts and learning take center stage!

Our School

Our School Programs

The infant program at Building Kidz School

Infant Program

In this class we brighten up the world by helping our youngest children discover their senses, explore their surroundings, nurture their development and celebrate their milestones. From one-on-one interactions that help build nurturing relationships in everyday moments to age-appropriate books to support speech and language development, our classrooms provide the ideal setting for the youngest children. We are also encouraging children to work on finger painting, music, and pretend play to spark creativity while also exposing them to structures to help with perceptual motor development. When children leave this classroom they will have a Brighter Beginning to the world around them.

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The toddler program at Building Kidz School

Toddler Program

Our classroom provides an ideal environment to foster individual development and self-help skills. We use a scaffolded approach to learning through systematically building on students’ experiences and knowledge as they are acquiring new skills in order to enhance learning and aid in the mastery of tasks. Their curious minds are exposed to an enriched curriculum focusing on language development by using pictures, books and basic academics in their environment. Following simple instructions is implemented through circle time, story time, art, and curriculum projects. Besides the social, emotional development, we also focus on developing fine motor skills through fun and sensory activities. Our Little Explorers are ready to put to practice their newfound independence by exploring their surroundings as they come with a Brighter understanding of their world around them.

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The preschool program at Building Kidz School

Preschool Program

Our preschool curriculum introduces language, math, science and social skills in a way to encourage learning at the child's own pace.

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Parent Testimonials

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Meet Our Team

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Sabrina Bhandari

Sabrina Bhandari

Owner and Franchisee

Sabrina’s adventure in early childhood education began long ago when she attended the first Building Kidz, founded by her mother, at age 4. She continued to delve into the magical world of early childhood education by volunteering and working as a teacher’s aide once she was old enough.

Hanna Jeong

Hanna Jeong


Hanna is a UC Berkeley graduate (B.A. in Psychology) and has been the director at Golden Gate Learning Center since January, 2022. She is grateful to have the opportunity to serve all GGLC students and their families.

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Building Kidz Highlighted in Business View Magazine

Building Kidz Highlighted in Business View Magazine

Step into the world of top-tier early childhood education at Building Kidz, spotlighted in Business View Magazine. Delve into what sets us apart in nurturing young minds and fostering creativity.

Highlighted in the article is our holistic approach to child development, blending structured learning with unstructured play to support social-emotional growth.

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Ready to get started? Schedule a one-on-one meeting with Building Kidz of Berkeley to get a personalized tour. See our classrooms and ask any questions you need. We can help your family thrive!

About Building Kidz of Berkeley

The city of Berkeley recognizes the importance of high-quality child care, and we know its residents do too. If you are one of the many parents still looking for the preeminent preschool or childcare near Berkeley-CA, Building Kidz has great news for you. We were previously operating as Golden Gate Learning Center until it was then bought and transformed into Building Kidz Franchisee in January of 2024. It is a unique program specializing in performing arts to enhance academic excellence. Our school provides learning through life experiences, a customized curriculum, and the daily integration of performing arts within all of our wonderful programs.

What makes Building Kidz the leader in Bay Area early childhood education?

Parents of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners love our enhanced security measures, including video cameras throughout our classrooms and playgrounds, touch pad entry, and advanced parent communication provided by Brightwheel. If you are looking for a locally owned, community child care center that takes safety, security, and cleanliness seriously, look no further.

Safety is always our first priority, but it is most certainly not our last. Our curriculum is a comprehensive, interactive, and arts-integrated academic learning program. Your child will be coached as they develop skills in:

  • Math
  • Literacy
  • Self-regulation and control
  • Morality
  • Fine and gross motor skills
  • Emotional expression
  • Socialization

All while being surrounded by music and the arts and having fun!

Our curriculum is delivered by top-rate preschool teachers and committed support staff that have been dedicated to ECE and the Building Kidz mission for many years. They and we strive to deliver unparalleled care and education to local families and children.