Building Kidz of Lynnwood

Where performing arts and learning take center stage!

Director | Meet the Entire Team
Debi Ann Gardner

Debi Ann Gardner

My name is Debi Ann Gardner and I am the Site Director for Building Kidz of Lynnwood. I have been working at this campus since September of 2018 and I know all of the children that attend this wonderful school.

I am thrilled to be a part of the Building Kidz family. Our commitment to children and staff is second to none.

Our School

School Hours

M-F: 6:30 am — 6:30 pm

Address

15212 Hwy. 99

Lynnwood, Washington 98087

(425) 742-4192

Washington Licenses

1478180, PL-79180

Our School Programs

The toddler program at Building Kidz School

Toddler Program

We show our toddlers how to explore safely and get them excited to learn. Our toddler curriculum is designed to facilitate the need to explore while introducing our children to Building Kidz in a developmentally appropriate manner.

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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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The kindergarten program at Building Kidz School

Kindergarten Program

Our kindergarten curriculum focuses on developing foundational skills that prepare students for later learning in the areas of math, science, social studies and language arts.

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The school-age program at Building Kidz School

School Age Program

Our school age program allows children to work on homework, socialize with peers, and participate in group projects, robotics, sculpting and performing arts.

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Parent Testimonials

Our daughter (just under 3yrs old) has been going here over a year now and she seems to love it. Her dad and I also love this school and it's staff. They've been in the trenches with us through all the tough stages... separation anxiety, potty training, and even a broken leg. Being able to see our daughter throughout the day via their secure webcam system is definitely an added bonus. Dad and I feel blessed to have found this school with its wonderful teachers and programs.

So we left our last childcare because I witnessed an incident (another child) but leaving was coming because our son was crying at drop off in the old place and we could not figure out why...but he LOVES this place, after our tour he could not stop talking about it, I was happy after our trial day and on his start day he reassured me in the car, “mom, there is a school bus and a firetruck and a train, so many things mom, it’s going to be fine!” He is 2.5yrs and reassuring mom. He went from bawling his eyes out at drop off at old childcare to going happily to gramma’s house (which was a vacation of love and being spoiled) to this and from what I have witnessed with my own eyes he is well cared for and so are the rest of the students, teachers here do their best, and management is responsive to feedback and attentive to individualizing care as much as possible! And cameras!!!! Watching him nap or play or interact is wonderful, communication with caregivers has been awesome so far, only 3 wks in but still...I feel very comfortable here and our son says bye without issue after months of tantrums elsewhere (no tantrums saying goodbye at gramma’s either, all about comfort!)

I have been bringing my son here for over a year now and I am so impressed. I have used Kindercare for my youngest and they were fine but spent more time doing paperwork than actually interacting with the kids. My older son has been to 2 places he's 14 now. All were very expensive and specialized in art, languages, music and dance etc. this place is affordable and includes the same activities as the private art school offered. I also can't say enough good things about the staff. They are incredibly patient and kind. They genuinely care about each of the kids and helping them through developmental challenges and behavioral challenges. Try them out you won't regret it.

A background pattern for Building Kidz
A background pattern for Building Kidz

Meet Our Team

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Gangadhar Nagula, Ph.D.

Gangadhar Nagula, Ph.D.

Owner and Franchisee

Gangadhar and Poornima immigrated from India in 1999 to the beautiful Puget Sound Area and have been living in Bothell since then.

Gangadhar believes in contributing to communities.

Poornima Nagula

Poornima Nagula

Owner and Franchisee

Gangadhar and Poornima immigrated from India in 1999 to the beautiful Puget Sound Area and have been living in Bothell since then.

She has always been extremely passionate about children and her vision is to make a long lasting impression on them in a fun and stimulating environment. 

Debi Ann Gardner

Debi Ann Gardner

Director

My name is Debi Ann Gardner and I am the Site Director for Building Kidz of Lynnwood. I have been working at this campus since September of 2018 and I know all of the children that attend this wonderful school.

Teacher

We Are Always Looking for Great Team Members!

Are you interested in working at a dynamic preschool that integrates the Performing Arts (dance, music, and theater) into age appropriate developmental guidelines to enhance whole child development and academic excellence within a world class environment? If so, then we want to hear from you — just click the button and email us your contact information.

Current Openings
Dance Teacher

Seeking a passionate individual with strong knowledge of music and a love for working with kids. An ideal candidate has teaching experience working with young 1 to 12 years, is energetic and flexible, and has a background in one or all practices of dance, music, and theater. Classroom management is a must.

Building Kidz’s vision is to empower children to become strong and confident individuals through the use of our performing arts program. Kids perform one recital and one spring musical annually. Expanding our quality team will help to make that happen!

The Dance Instructor is responsible for administering creative and fun ways to teach dance to children while utilizing the Building Kidz dance curriculum. He or she works collaboratively with other members of the PA department to plan and develop one recital and one musical production a year.

RESPONSIBILITIES

● Must possess a strong knowledge of dance and a love for working with kids.

● Teach dance to groups of children 1-12 years of age. Classes range from 20-to 30 minutes

● Manage a classroom for young children

● Curriculum development and lesson planning

● Able to effectively collaborate with other performing arts staff to plan two imaginative show productions a year, including but not limited to music, dance, theater, set design, and costume design.

● Flexibility, teamwork, and initiative are required.

● Ability to work well harmoniously in a multicultural team.

● Ability to promote a feeling of security and trust in children by being warm, supportive, and comforting.

● Attendance at regular staff meetings; ability to take and incorporate feedback.

● Perform additional duties as assigned by the Performing Arts Director.

QUALIFICATIONS

● Strong knowledge of a variety of dance forms, terminology, and practices i.e. ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap, etc.

● ECE Credentials strongly preferred

● Minimum 2-3 years’ formal training in one or all of the following practices: music, dance, and theater.

● Minimum 2 years of teaching experience preferred but not required.

● Experience in developing and teaching music/theater numbers utilizing different types of instruments and techniques preferred.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS

Physical exam, TB test, reference check, background/fingerprint clearance; valid license. Willing to obtain CPR, 1st Aid, Blood Borne Pathogens, Food Handlers card & proof of MMR

* Willing to obtain 30 Basic STARS hours within 3 months of hire

* Able to pass Criminal Background check

Benefits:

* $25.00 – $35.00 per hour

* Paid sick leave

* paid vacations

* paid professional development

* childcare discount

We look forward to hearing from you!

Work Remotely

  • No
Performing Arts Music Teacher

We seek a passionate individual with strong knowledge of music and a love for working with kids. An ideal candidate has teaching experience working with young 1 to 13 years, is energetic and flexible, and has a background in one or all practices of music, dance, and theater. Classroom management is a must.

Building Kidz’s vision is to empower children to become strong and confident individuals through our performing arts program. Kids perform one recital and one spring musical annually. Expanding our quality team will help to make that happen!

Music and Theater Instructor should:

  • Teaching music to groups of young kids from 1 to age 13. Classes range from 20-30 minutes.
  • Ability to promote a feeling of security and trust in children by being warm, supportive, and comforting.
  • Are enthusiastic and passionate about working with young children.
  • Curriculum development and lesson planning.
  • Able to effectively collaborate with other performing arts staff to plan two imaginative show productions a year, including but not limited to music, dance, theater, set design, and costume design.
  • Ability to work well harmoniously in a multi-cultural team.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by the Performing Arts Director and Site Director.
  • Applicants will undergo a thorough background check, TB testing, and fingerprinting.

Requirements:

  • 18 years or older
  • Ability to read music and arrange sheet music for rehearsals.
  • Knowledge of instruments such as drums, tambourines, choral bells, xylophone, maracas, and keyboard.
  • ECE Credentials are strongly preferred.
  • Minimum 2-3 years formal training in one or all of the following practices: music, dance, and theater.
  • Minimum 2 years of teaching experience preferred but not required.
  • Experience developing and teaching music/theater numbers utilizing different types of instruments and techniques preferred.GED or High School diploma

* Willing to obtain CPR, 1st Aid, Blood Borne Pathogens, Food Handlers card & proof of MMR

* Willing to obtain 30 Basic STARS hours within 3 months of hire

* Able to pass Criminal Background check

Benefits:

* $25.00 – $35.00 per hour

* Paid sick leave

* paid vacations

* paid professional development

* childcare discount

We look forward to hearing from you!

Work Remotely

  • No

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $25.00 – $35.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off

COVID-19 considerations:
All staff and parents are required to wear masks within the center. We follow Snohomish County Health District Directions for COVID matters.

Application Question(s):

  • How many years of Performing arts – dance/music/theater experience do you have?

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Teaching: 1 year (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • COVID vaccination (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

Toddler Lead Teacher

We are looking for incredible Lead toddler Teacher who will work with the Lead Teacher to create a fun, loving, warm, creative classroom.

Building Kidz is a preschool program specializing in performing arts to enhance academic excellence. Our curriculum & performing arts program is designed to challenge & engage children every step of the way.

Lead Teachers should:

* be able to help plan & implement daily lesson plans

* able to communicate effectively

* dependable & dedicated

* fun, warm, loving, nurturing & patient

* able to multi task

* creative & artistic

Requirements:

* 18 years or older

* GED or High School diploma

* Willing to obtain CPR, 1st Aid, Blood Borne Pathogens & Food Handlers card

* Willing to obtain 30 Basic STARS hours within 3 months of hire

* Able to pass Criminal Background check

Benefits:

* Pay rate: $16 – 19 per hour

* paid sick leave

* paid vacations

* paid professional development

* childcare discount

We look forward to hearing from you!

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $16.00 – $19.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
All parents, staff and visitors are required to wear mask. Sanitizers are provided.

Application Question(s):

  • When are you available for an interview or phone screen?

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Childcare: 1 year (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • CPR Certification (Preferred)
  • Food Handler Certification (Preferred)
  • COVID vaccination (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No
Building Kidz

Take the Next Step

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

About Building Kidz of Lynnwood

We are part of the Building Kidz Worldwide family of campuses, providing preschool and childcare services for our community in Lynnwood. We are located at 15212 WA-99, Lynnwood, WA.

Our philosophy is to develop the “whole child”. We focus on 6 key areas of development: emotional, social, cognitive, physical, communication, and academic. We create an environment where children are challenged intellectually and are engaged in an interest of lifelong learning through an intelligent integration of academics and performing arts. It is this philosophy and our preschool programs that has made us one of the top preschools and childcare services in America.

Our mission is to deliver a world class preschool experience resulting in children that love learning, connect with the performing arts, and demonstrate accelerated development of their character, confidence, and commitment.

Our curriculum is a comprehensive arts-integrated learning program in which children develop skills and knowledge of numeracy, literacy, music, arts, socialization, self-regulation and control, self-efficacy, morality, fine and gross motor skills, and emotional expression.
Additionally, our children perform two shows annually: a Broadway style production in June and a winter recital in December.

Our Franchisor, Building Kidz Worldwide, dedicates 25% of its profits to helping underprivileged children globally! You are not only making a great decision by choosing to partner with us in the development of your child, you are also helping children you may never meet at no additional cost to you.

If you are looking for a place where your child can grow to love learning, please visit us and see how our preschool in Lynnwood can give your child the best start possible.