Meet Our Team

Anabel Avalos

Anabel Avalos

Center Director


My name is Anabel Avalos and I am the Director of the Building Kidz of Hayward.

I began working for  Building Kidz in 2015 as an Infant & Toddler teacher. I left to gain more experience and to find the right age group to work with. I came back to Building Kidz in 2019 as the Transitional Kindergarten teacher.  

I have been working in the Early Childhood field since 2010 when I was enrolled in a lab day course to work with children ages 3 to 5 years old. This sparked my interest in working and continuing my studies in Early Childhood Education. 

In 2018, I received my Associates degree in Early Childhood Education. In 2019 I continued my education by attending San Francisco state to obtain my Bachelors Degree in Child Adolescent Development with a concentration in Early Childhood Education.  

As I explored working with different age groups, preschool is what I feel the most passionate about. Knowing that I have been part of a child’s development brings me much pride and joy. 

My expertise lies in ensuring that every child receives focused individual attention which results in children maximizing their progress at their own pace. I am committed to high standards; I have continually used my inherent passion for fostering collaborative and engaging educational environments to develop productive, thoughtful, and self-motivated young children. My values perfectly align with the philosophy of Building Kidz which enables me to deliver the best experience for your children as your Director at Building Kidz of Hayward. I am excited and motivated to work with the staff and children in my role as Director.

I am looking forward to meeting you and welcoming you to the Building Kidz family!

Jolly Walia

Jolly Walia


I have had a long and successful career in high-tech with significant responsibilities across many well-known companies and multiple startups. But my deep desire to be involved in education after my son was born lead me to early childhood education. I firmly believe high quality education at a young age provides the long-term benefits children need to be successful as they transition to higher education and into adulthood.

What lead me to Building Kidz School? Their philosophy of developing the whole child with an emphasis on performing arts. I was introduced to music, dance, and theatre at an early age and I now realize what a profound impact it has made on me. Coupled with integrated academics Building Kidz School provides the world class education necessary for a bright future.

“The first five years have so much to do with how the next 80 turn out.” – Bill Gates