Building Kidz of Pacifica

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: 7:00 am — 6:00 pm


QR Code

401 Paloma Avenue

Pacifica, California 94044

(650) 557-1256

California Licenses

414004595, 414004591

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

We have 2 children at BK- 2 and 4 years old and both have been there since they were babies.
Building Kids prepares children for making excellent transitions into elementary school as well as providing a platform for learning and growing every day at school. The staff is great and caring, my children learn new things daily and are so excited about their performances they do. I am proud to have my children there learning daily and in good hands.

Building Kidz is an excellent preschool with teachers who are very passionate about early childhood education! My son enjoyed his time there very much and learned so much through play. Also you can tell how dedicated the owner and the director both are by the love and care they put into the program!

Highly impressed with the quality of this school. The curriculum is age appropriate and enriching. My child loves his teachers, classmates, and the environment. BK focuses on performing arts & also has a Spanish language component. So wonderful
They offer food and are Nut free! Another bonus
I recommend this preschool wholeheartedly.

My daughter has been going to Building Kidz for 2 years. When she started 4 half days at age 3, she was in a smaller classroom with very loving teachers, Ms Halie and Ms Katy. She learned all her letters, and by the end of the first year, she was confidently singing and dancing during their end of school musical program.

Her second year has been outstanding. She moved to a bigger room with more kids, and all the teachers have been so kind, patient, and engaged. She goes full days and now gets Spanish and science lessons, in addition to the music and dance classes. She spends a lot of time playing outside, and I have stacks upon stacks of art that she has created at school. She taught ME how to count to 20 in Spanish. She has friends. She listens better, asserts herself politely, is starting to read words, and is SO ready to start kindergarten in the fall.

Building Kidz is a fantastic school. Go see them for a school tour and see how well they combine an organized curriculum with music, art, and free play. We will miss the teachers so much when we leave, and I hope they know their lessons and love have really made an impact on our lives. Thank you, Building Kidz!!

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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.

Christine Mercado

Christine Mercado


My name is Christine Mercado and I am the Director of Building Kidz in Oceana Pacifica. I began working with the company in 2018 in the Infant and Toddler classroom in Building Kidz South San Francisco.

From the Building Kidz of Pacifica (Oceana) Blog | All Blogs
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 (Oceana) 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 (Oceana)

Located at 401 Paloma Ave, this Pacifica preschool is conveniently close to the PCH.

We are a 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.

It is this philosophy and our preschool programs that has made us one of the top preschools and infant childcare centers in Pacifica.

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.