Building Kidz of Redwood City

Where performing arts and learning take center stage!

School Director | Meet the Entire Team
 Nayren Aquino

Nayren Aquino

Hello! My name is Nayren Aquino and I am your Director at Building Kidz of Redwood City!

I have been an Early Childhood Educator since 2017 and attended both Canada College and Foothill College to obtain my early childhood education. I have always had
a great love and passion for children and love being able to teach and interact with them.

Our School Programs

The infant program at Building Kidz School

Infant Program

Bright Beginnings: 0 – 12 months (1 year)

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

Little Explorers : 13-24 months (1.5 Years-2 Years)

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

Little Learners : 25-30 months (2 years-2.5 years)

Our classrooms are filled with endless learning opportunities to enhance children’s cognitive and language skills with basic academics through small-group activities that encourage investigation, exploration, and discovery. Our scaffolding approach is a critical component in teaching new tasks with multiple steps where our teachers provide support for students. Our children that are now engaging in short sentence conversions are able to absorb information within our curriculum that is designed to support creative expression, literacy and music by fostering their curious minds. By introducing skills that enable independence through enriching art projects and hands-on activities, we are ensuring they are able to expand concepts that were developed in Little Explorers.


Natureville: 31-42 months (2.5-3.5 years)

Our curious children are exposed to an environment which supports academic goals while immersing themselves into the beauty of the nature that surrounds them. Children are encouraged to explore within their classroom and within nature to incorporate a broader understanding of colors, shapes, letters, and numbers. They are also taught during their creative circle to participate with open-ended questions that spark their cognitive, language and social skills. The children analyze information they know and continue to build their skills through experimenting, comparing and contrasting knowledge. Through everything they acquired while being in this group, the children are bursting with confidence and are ready to learn more about the world.


Around the World: 43-54 months (3.5-4.5 years)

This classroom provides an enriched and challenging hands-on curriculum that continues to ignite children’s inner curiosity enabling realistic learning opportunities through a solid routine that brings out their creativity. Exploring world geography, reading multicultural literature, researching world cultures, playing traditional games are just some of the ways we are building a community of global learners. Throughout the learning process, our students are able to watch their teacher model, or demonstrate, each step in the task or strategy multiple times. Such modeling and repetition allows students to understand both how to perform each step and why each step is important. In this phase our children are practicing by applying their knowledge and developing it further by learning about the world and its food, music and clothing. Children will get to explore and experience various cultures Around the World.


Exploratorium: 55-66 months (4.5-5.5 years)

Our super star explorers have already developed their Confidence, Commitment and Character and are now getting ready for the next phase in their preschool endeavors as future Kindergartners. These children will continue to be life-long learners and will foster the love for exploration by further building on their existing knowledge base from geng additional exposure to science, math and technology. We implement many opportunities for growth and will continue to build on their emotional, social, cognitive, physical, communication, and academic skills. When the children leave our program, they will be ready to embark on their next journey and will be prepared to take on new challenges confidently!

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Parent Testimonials

We were looking for a new daycare after a horrible small in home daycare experience. Our child would scream without stopping at the home daycare. after putting our kid in this daycare for three days. It was the most stressful situation I have ever dealt with. Needless to say I will never do another home daycare again. I found Building Kidz and took a tour. I was a little hesitant due to covid but after hearing about their protocols I honestly feel it's safer than a home daycare.
The facility is new and they do deep cleanings every night as well as regular testing of teachers for covid. This is much more stringent than a lot of daycare protocols I've seen. I was also afraid because my son was 11 months he might have issues adjusting especially because of what happened at the home daycare. Both stefanie and elissa were AMAZING in helping my kid adjust. It took my son Ten minutes the first day and after a week he doesn't even cry at drop off! Which is saying a lot considering he wouldn't stop crying with his previous daycare. They take tons of pictures and videos of my kid so I don't feel like I'm missing out and he ALWAYS looks super happy. They'll notice small things like a small rash or if his temperament has changed due or getting shots and keep me informed.
If anyone is looking for a good daycare I highly recommend this one.

While seeking a new preschool for two of my three children (4 months and 4 years), I stumbled upon the Building Kidz Schools and their
newest location, Redwood City. My family is in process of relocating to the Bay Area and Stephanie has been so accommodating! We were
able to schedule a virtual tour of the school and met last week while we were in town for an in person tour.
The facility is clean, secure, and the staff is so friendly! Stephanie was extremely knowledgeable, welcoming, and you can tell that she
truly cares about the school and the children.
Each classroom was beautifully designed, themed, and clean. We love the creative aspect our children will have here with career exploration,
music, caring teachers and attentive staff.
We cannot wait for our relocation now that we have secured such a wonderful school. Our four year old asks daily when she gets to go back!

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Meet Our Team

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 Nayren Aquino

Nayren Aquino

School Director

Hello! My name is Nayren Aquino and I am your Director at Building Kidz of Redwood City!

I have been an Early Childhood Educator since 2017 and attended both Canada College and Foothill College to obtain my early childhood education.

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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.


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
Preschool Teacher

We are looking for full-time Preschool Educator to join our team at Building Kidz of Redwood City!

Since 2003, Building Kidz has been able to provide children with a unique and rich early childhood education because we hire the highest quality teachers.

At Building Kidz School we are committed to providing a positive, productive, and rewarding environment for our staff. We offer competitive compensation packages with benefits and salaries based on education and experience. We encourage continual learning through regular professional development opportunities.

Building Kidz School is a developmentally appropriate infant, preschool, kindergarten, and afterschool program, designed to focus on children’s interests through academics and performing arts.


  • 1-2 year experience preferred
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • CPR and First Aid Certification or willingness to obtain
  • Meets education and experience criteria required by the state
  • Teacher 12 – 24 units of child development including core ECE classes

Additional requirements for all positions:

  • ·Able to lift and carry a 40-pound object.


  • Paid sick, national holidays and PTO
  • Health benefits
  • Childcare discounts
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Take the Next Step

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

About Building Kidz of Redwood City

The City of Redwood City 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 on the Peninsula, Building Kidz has great news for you. We have been serving children and families in the Bay Area since 2003, and we are excited to introduce our 18th Bay Area campus, and our first in Redwood City. Our new campus is located at 907 Roosevelt Ave at the former location for Hawes Elementary School. 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 has been dedicated to the Building Kidz mission for many years. They and we strive to deliver unparalleled care and education to local families and children.

Performing Arts is in Our DNA

Our specialization in performing arts goes beyond daily music, dance, and theater lessons and integration of the performing arts within our academic lessons. It includes two shows annually; Building Kidz of Redwood City children participate in a Broadway-style production in June and a winter recital in December.

Your Child will Learn to Love Learning

Our mission is to deliver a world-class infant care, childcare, preschool, and private kindergarten experience which results in children developing a deep passion for learning and connecting with the performing arts, while also demonstrating accelerated development of their confidence, commitment, and character.

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 philosophy, curriculum, integration of performing arts, professional staff, and our commitment to our community and its families is what makes us the preschool of choice for families in Redwood City.

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