Building Kidz of Pacifica - Linda Mar

Where performing arts and learning take center stage!

Franchisee and Executive Director | Meet the Entire Team
Mercy Ishida

Mercy Ishida

Hello, my name is Mercy Ishida, and I am the Executive Director and Franchise Owner of multiple Building Kidz School locations.

My genuine and inborn love for children was evident to me at an early age and it was what led me to Building Kidz
19 years ago. Here is where I began my journey and career as an early childhood educator and where I had the opportunity to hold various positions that now serve as a strong foundation for my commitment to offering a positive early-year education experience for all children.

Our School

School Hours

M-F: 7:30 am — 6:00 pm


QR Code

1496 Adobe Drive

Pacifica, California 94044

(650) 735-5249

California Licenses

414004679, 414004681

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

Such a wonderful lovely school. I have a baby that started at 3 months. Wonderful staff and always on top of letting me know what is going on with her activities through the brightwheel app they have. I love that I can reach out her teacher through the app. With COVID restrictions they have been very very prepared. I love my daughter and want her to be safe. There was some scares with COVID a outbreak. There are restrictions for a reason but other then that the staff is great and such a great location. No traffic to pick up baby girl from daycare.

Our experience with the daycare has been truly exceptional. With two kids enrolled, aged 2 years and 9 months, we've found the care and attention provided in their respective classes outstanding. The baby class, managed by a team of 4-5 dedicated teachers, ensures the safety and happiness of our youngest one. In the toddler class, the two teachers create a nurturing environment that fosters growth and development.

From the beginning, dropping off our kids has been a tear-free experience. The daily updates on the app, complete with pictures and videos of various activities like art, music, reading, and playtime, keep us connected throughout the day. The inclusion of outdoor play in the yard twice a day aligns perfectly with our belief that a child's primary job is to play.

The surprises of our toddler singing Christmas carols and nursery rhymes showcase the daycare's positive influence on their learning journey. The teachers, though predominantly young, exhibit exceptional patience and experience. Their personalized attention, knowing our kids' names, tracking their growth, and offering valuable advice, especially on transitioning to solid food and potty training, further accentuates their commitment.

We've been at Building Kidz Linda Mar for about a year and a half and I'm so thankful for the teachers there. My number one priority in finding a daycare is that my child feels safe and loved. I have no doubt that he has bonded with his teachers and feels a strong and secure attachment. My child is not the most outgoing, so seeing him so quickly feel comfortable running to his teachers in the morning is a huge relief.

The teachers also continually post videos and pictures throughout the day (we typically get 3-5 picture updates a day, on top of notes when he eats, sleeps and gets a diaper change) on their app. One of the best parts is being able to see the kids enjoying the activities with their teachers and friends and knowing they are happy and having fun. They have dance and music classes several times a week for all ages and age appropriate lessons and art time every day.

I cannot say enough good things about this school, its teachers, and the program. Both of my girls went through their program since infancy; first at Oceana, then moving to Linda Mar when it opened. My youngest has struggled with connecting with other children and participating in groups, however in the last year at Building Kidz, she has really turned around. Their play-based, performing arts based program along with their amazing teachers (thank you, Ms Joanna) and management (thank you, Ms Sophin), has really helped her thrive. She has become such a confident, purpose-filled child in the last year, and so much of that can be attributed to her time here.

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A background pattern for Building Kidz

Meet Our Team

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Mercy Ishida

Mercy Ishida

Franchisee and Executive Director

Hello, my name is Mercy Ishida, and I am the Executive Director and Franchise Owner of multiple Building Kidz School locations.

My genuine and inborn love for children was evident to me at an early age and it was what led me to Building Kidz
19 years ago.

Sophin Francis

Sophin Francis


Hi! My name is Sophin Francis. I was born and raised in San Francisco. I have a son named Syheir, who has filled my heart and time.

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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 Pacifica (Linda Mar) to get a personalized tour. See our classrooms and ask any questions you need. We can help your family thrive!

About Building Kidz of Pacifica (Linda Mar)

We are excited to bring the high standard of early childhood education that you have come to expect from Building Kidz of Pacifica to the Linda Mar area with our newest campus!

Both schools are part of the Building Kidz Worldwide family of campuses, whose 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 Franchisor, Building Kidz Worldwide, dedicates 25% of profits to helping underprivileged children right here at home and around the world.

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.

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.

This philosophy is why we are known in the local Pacifica area as one of the top preschools and infant childcare centers. We are committed to bringing the same unparalleled experience to the parents and children of the Linda Mar community.

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