Building Kidz of San Mateo

Where performing arts and learning take center stage!

Executive Director | Meet the Entire Team
Jennifer Massis

Jennifer Massis

I am excited and proud to be part of the Building Kidz team. I have been in the child development field since 2007 and have been with Building Kidz since 2009. I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from San Francisco State University. I continued my education in child development to qualify as a school director.

As Executive Director, it is my primary objective address all needs of our children while make learning fun and exciting.

Our School

School Hours

M-F: 7:00 am — 6:00 pm

Address

39 E. 39th Avenue

San Mateo, California 94403

(650) 212-5439

California Licenses

414004236, 414004237

Our School Programs

The infant program at Building Kidz School

Infant Program

A nurturing, safe, secure "home away from home" where your child can learn, play and grow. We have a hygienic, creative world for infants and toddlers to help develop their minds and bodies.

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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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Parent Testimonials

Second review here because my daughter started Building Kidz SM not too long ago. This review is for all parents out there who are thinking of enrolling their BABY. Trust me, I was super hesitant (even though my son attends the school already). Not because I didn't trust the school but the fact that it's my baby that I'm sending off and it was also during the pandemic. She was only 6 months when she first started in Jan 2021. Let me tell you, as soon as I met Ms. Daisy, she made me feel at ease right off the bat. You can tell she was confident and knew what she was doing. Every request or concern I had, she addressed it quickly. They use the app called Bright Wheel and I ALWAYS get updates and pictures daily. I know when she last ate, when she last had a diaper change, etc. Her baby room team is amazing with all the babies too. My daughter smiles at every single teacher she sees (I think that's a pretty solid sign she likes the school.) We're not allowed in the school at the moment because of covid protocols, but they're extremely good about taking temps for the kids before entering and sanitizing their shoes/clothes. Ms. Jessica (director's assistant) is fantastic. She knows all the kids and all the kids love her. She's very on top of everything and is always there to update us about our kids. The school has been great about keeping everything cleaned and making sure all their staff is vaccinated. Like I said in my first review, just go and take a tour, see for yourself! Hope this helps you make a decision because I know it's tough when it comes to trusting others with your kids. We do appreciate all the staff there. Good luck!

My son has been attending building kidz since June and we can't say enough about the positive impact the teachers and the school had on his behavior, development and personality. The staff and the teachers are very caring toward the kids. My son started in Ms. Gianna's class and then transitioned into Ms. Jamie's class and had a seamless transition. He loves every part of coming to school and being with the kids. We are so grateful for the teachers, amazing staff and management. We really like the balanced mix of preforming arts and academics. The kids put on a really entertaining winter show and our son was singing the songs all through out winter break. I can't recommend this place enough for anyone looking for child care in San Mateo.

My daughter loves it here. I can not praise my daughters school enough. Jay has been attending Building Kidz for almost 3 years. We are so happy to see how happy she becomes when we pull into the parking lot. She comes home with awesome projects and sings songs on the ride home she learned in school. It's even better that that we see the same teachers everyday. We were fortunate the school remained open during COVID. They made great changes to keep families and staff safe. The best thing was our baby girl being sprayed with a non chemical mist on her shoes and clothes to prevent additional germs coming in. Jay started off in the toddler program and had moved on to preschool. I highly recommend this school to anyone looking for a great family oriented, positive, healthy and happy school with loving and nurturing staff. We adore all of the teachers and love the open communication with the directors and us.

I had my twins here for almost 2.5 years. It was a great experience, the teachers are lovely and care about the kids. They have developed great social skills and have been learning a lot during this time.
I would highly recommend this preschool to everyone!
They are there for you when you need them, great services, lunch is included for a reasonable monthly tuition.
Thank you Building Kidz!

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Meet Our Team

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Jennifer Massis

Jennifer Massis

Executive Director

I am excited and proud to be part of the Building Kidz team. I have been in the child development field since 2007 and have been with Building Kidz since 2009.

Samantha Nushwat

Samantha Nushwat

Site Director

I have been with Building Kidz since 2007.

I started as a Toddler teacher and worked my way up to becoming a Director.

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
Preschool Teacher

Building Kidz School is a developmentally appropriate preschool– kindergarten program, designed to focus on children’s interests through academics and performing arts. For over 15 years, Building Kidz has been able to provide children with a unique and rich early childhood education because we hire the highest quality teachers.

We are currently looking for a full-time teacher to join us at our San Mateo location.

We are seeking: warm, nurturing, mature and creative teachers for full time positions. Each teacher will be a member of a teaching team. Primary responsibilities and requirements for employment include, but are not limited to:

*Primary care giving 1:6 for toddlers, 1:10 for preschool
*Being an active and supportive member of his/her teaching team.
*Strong passion and commitment to education and teaching
*Looking for long term employment in a fun and loving environment.
*Solid interpersonal skills working in a team environment with staff and parents.

Required for the position:

* 12 core ECE units (transcripts requested)
* Fingerprint clearance
* Health Screen and TB test clearance (no more than 12 months prior)

At Building Kidz School we are committed to providing a positive, productive and rewarding environment for our staff.

*We offer competitive compensation packages including childcare discounts, medical and dental benefits with salaries based on education and experience.
*We encourage continual learning through regular professional development opportunities, and help pay for completed schooling after probationary period ends.

Toddler Teacher

Building Kidz School is a developmentally appropriate preschool– kindergarten program, designed to focus on children’s interests through academics and performing arts. For over 15 years, Building Kidz has been able to provide children with a unique and rich early childhood education because we hire the highest quality teachers.

We are currently looking for a full-time teacher to join us at our San Mateo location.

We are seeking: warm, nurturing, mature and creative teachers for full time positions. Each teacher will be a member of a teaching team. Primary responsibilities and requirements for employment include, but are not limited to:

*Primary care giving 1:6 for toddlers, 1:10 for preschool
*Being an active and supportive member of his/her teaching team.
*Strong passion and commitment to education and teaching
*Looking for long term employment in a fun and loving environment.
*Solid interpersonal skills working in a team environment with staff and parents.

Required for the position:

* 12 core ECE units (transcripts requested)
* Fingerprint clearance
* Health Screen and TB test clearance (no more than 12 months prior)

At Building Kidz School we are committed to providing a positive, productive and rewarding environment for our staff.

*We offer competitive compensation packages including childcare discounts, medical and dental benefits with salaries based on education and experience.
*We encourage continual learning through regular professional development opportunities, and help pay for completed schooling after probationary period ends.

Building Kidz

Take the Next Step

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

About Building Kidz of San Mateo

We are part of the Building Kidz Worldwide family of campuses, providing San Mateo preschool and childcare services. Located at 39 E 39th Ave. close to Pacific Blvd. and conveniently close to I-101.

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 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 have made us one of the top preschools and kindergartens in San Mateo.

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