Building Kidz of San Francisco at Sunset

Where performing arts and learning take center stage!

Owner and Operator | Meet the Entire Team
Stephanie Yeap

Stephanie Yeap

Stephanie Yeap is a therapist and educator who has worked with children in various capacities for over 20 years. She holds a degree in Psychology from UC Irvine and specialized training in treating autism spectrum disorders, having spent  15 years as a behavior therapist and early childhood interventionist in classroom, clinic, and in-home settings. Her lifelong passion for working with children and bringing families together inspired her to take on numerous classroom and fundraising volunteering roles for San Francisco Unified School District.

Our School

School Hours

M-F: 8:00 am — 5:00 pm

Address

2540 Taraval Street

San Francisco, California 94116

(415) 418-6161

CA License

384004605

Our School Programs

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 feel SO lucky that we have found a home at Building Kidz! First of all this place is female owned and run, so like immediate 2 thumbs up from me and honestly from the moment I met Stephanie and Annie and saw their beautiful space I knew I wanted in. They are so warm and loving and provide a safe and fun environment for the kids.

One of my favorite features (besides the awesome gals that run this place) is that you get cute updates throughout the day and get to feel like your part of the day too! Additionally, Stephanie, Annie and Laura really know their stuff when it comes to child development so the days are filled with amazing activities to help enrich their curious minds and growing bodies. Not to mention my son has tried foods here that he would never give a second glance to at home, a win in my book!

They have welcomed us with open arms since day one and we truly feel like we are becoming a family now. I love it here so much that I am already sad about when we have to leave for Kindergarten...in 3 years.

Awesome staff, super clean and new! Great learning environment for children to thrive.

Our son joined Building Kidz's Parents Night Out lately and had a great time making artworks and playing with other kids. He enjoyed movie watching and the healthy snacks as well. Building Kidz's welcoming environment and friendly staff helped my son settle down quickly. I was not sure at first if he would be fine being dropped off at a new place with people he never met but Annie and Stephanie sure know how to work with young kids. When I told him I will be back when he is ready, he was completely fine and did not even look back.

Thank you Annie and Stephanie for a great experience.

My husband and I were looking for a school for our four year old and had a hard time finding one that was safe and was more like home away from home with an academic focus. We looked into several schools in our location (SSF) but no luck. Thanks to a close family friend, we found it. Building Kidz of Sunset. I am so grateful to both Stephanie and Annie for having opened this school. They are beyond kind and nurturing just what a child needs when leaving their home to start one of the biggest adventures of their lives. I love the academic focus that utilizes various forms of education from basic reading and writing to art and music to provide a well rounded start to school life. A million thanks to you and your families for making this happen for our little one."

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Meet Our Team

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Stephanie Yeap

Stephanie Yeap

Owner and Operator

Stephanie Yeap is a therapist and educator who has worked with children in various capacities for over 20 years. She holds a degree in Psychology from UC Irvine and specialized training in treating autism spectrum disorders, having spent  15 years as a behavior therapist and early childhood interventionist in classroom, clinic, and in-home settings.

Annie Ma

Annie Ma

Director

Annie Ma graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.A. in Psychology, with an emphasis on Child Development.  Annie is passionate about working with children and their families in all capacities. 

Sadriena Jones

Sadriena Jones

Lead Teacher

My name is Sadriena Jones, a native of San Francisco.  I have worked with children and families for 34 years. My philosophy is to set up age-appropriate environments for young children to grow and develop.

Faviola Bajo

Faviola Bajo

Teacher

My name is Faviola, but I also go by Lola! I have been in the field of education since 2018 but switched to Early Education in 2020.

Janet Jian

Janet Jian

Assistant Teacher

Hello everyone, I’m Janet. I taught preschool in China, where I am from.  My family and I have been living in the Sunset District for 8 years. 

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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.

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
Teacher

Welcome to the future of Early Childhood Education!

We are looking for full-time Educators to join our team at Building Kidz of San Francisco at Sunset!

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.

Our mission is to create a local community where children are challenged intellectually, become empowered and interested in lifelong learning, and engage in the arts to accelerate the development of their Confidence, Commitment, and Character.

Each Child enrolled in our program will experience:

Performing Arts

Our proprietary PA curriculum fully integrates music, dance, and theater into our age appropriate development standards through classes and Broadway style productions.

Learning Through Life Experiences

Our proprietary LTLE curriculum complements dedicated and focused play areas to accelerate cognitive, emotional, and social development.

Nutritious Meals

For campuses with kitchens, we prepare monthly meal plans and provide nutrient-dense choices daily. At our campuses without kitchens, we prepare nutritious snacks daily to supplement lunches provided from home.

Academics

Our children exceed the entry level academic expectations of elementary schools in the community so that they are well prepared for their transition into their next phase of learning.

Requirements:

  • 1-3 year experience preferred
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 8 hours of Pediatric First Aid and Pediatric CPR/AED or willingness to obtain
  • Meets education and experience criteria required by the state
  • Meets Community Care Teacher Licensing requirements
  • Teacher 12 – 24 units of child development including core ECE classes Complete a minimum of 12 semester units of course work in early childhood education or child development (excluding field work), including at least one course of at least three semester units in each of the following core areas: Child/human growth and development. Child, family, and community, or child and family relations. Programs/curriculum.  
  • Assistant Teachers must have 0-6 Units in ECE and be willing to enroll in core courses and work towards 12 units

Additional requirements for all positions:

  • Able to lift and carry a 30-pound object

Benefits:

  • Paid sick, national holidays and PTO
  • Health benefits
  • Childcare discounts

Please check our website for more information and click the location for each school you would like to view!

www.buildingkidzschool.com

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: From $28.00 per hour (DOE)

Benefits:

  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:

We are following all CDC and Licensing guidelines

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • San Francisco, CA 94116: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Experience:

  • Teaching: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Childcare: 1 year (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • Child Development Associate Certification (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

Building Kidz

Take the Next Step

Ready to get started? Schedule a one-on-one meeting with Building Kidz of San Francisco at Sunset 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 Francisco at Sunset

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.

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 San Francisco can give your child the best start possible.