Building Kidz of Palo Alto South

Local preschool also offering
toddler care, after-school and camps

Now Accepting Enrollments for All Programs

Local toddler care, preschool, after-school and camps

569 San Antonio Road Palo Alto, CA 94306

Monday-Friday, 7am-6pm

About the School

Building Kidz of Palo Alto South

Programs for Toddler Care & Preschool, as well as after school care and camps
569 San Antonio Road
Palo Alto CA 94306
Tel: (650) 966-6400
Monday - Friday 7 am – 6:00 pm
California License Number:

Welcome to Building Kidz of Palo Alto South!

We are thrilled to be part of the Building Kidz Worldwide family of campuses, providing local Palo Alto families a plethora of services including toddler care, preschool, after-school for children up to 5th grade, and day and summer camp services.

If you are looking for local childcare with easy access and a phenomenal program, you found it! Our beautiful schoolhouse includes indoor and outdoor classrooms and is situated on a tranquil 0.7 acre campus. With easy access from both the 101 and the Central Expressway, we are a convenient option for any parent in the Palo Alto area.

We pride ourselves in delivering an exceptional preschool and childcare experience for children, leading to a love of learning, connection with the performing arts, and accelerated development of 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. Our program integrates the performing arts with an age-appropriate curriculum to accelerate whole child development. Our preschool children receive weekly lessons in dance, music, theater, and Spanish.

The curriculum at Building Kidz of Palo Alto South is a comprehensive arts-integrated learning program in which children develop skills and knowledge of math, reading, music, arts, social skills, self-control and self-sufficiency, morality, fine and gross motor skills, and emotional expression.

Our learning modules also include engaging lessons for primary-school aged children up to fifth grade during after-school hours.

This unwavering commitment to excellent instruction for families is what makes Building Kidz schools a leader in education and childcare within their respective communities, and we couldn’t be more pleased to bring that same commitment to our friends and neighbors here in Palo Alto.

Our Management

Cynthia Alvarez  - Director

Cynthia Alvarez - Director

Building Kidz of Palo Alto South

Hello Everyone!

My name is Cynthia Alvarez and I am the Director at local Palo Alto Building Kidz Preschool. I started working in Early Childhood Education (ECE) in 1995 after earning an AA Degree in ECE. Prior to joining Building Kidz, I held positions of Preschool Director or similar at several other Bay Area child learning facilities.

I am passionate about working with children and I enjoy playing a role in molding children during their early childhood years to have the confidence and drive to succeed while building their individuality and character. My greatest joy has been seeing my students succeed and become successful as adults, and I am looking forward to experiencing the same with families in the Palo Alto community. In my spare time I enjoy mystery novels, spending time with my cats, and going to the beach with my husband.

I hope to have the opportunity to meet you soon and welcome you to the Building Kidz of Palo Alto South family!

We are always looking for great teachers!

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 and your resume.


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What Parents Are Saying about the Building Kidz Schools…

I really love this school. It’s the right mix of play and school. My daughter started attending when she was 4 and I love how much she has learned!! She learned how to socialize with kids her own age and although a bit timid at times, I have watched her grow here! The teachers are awesome for her age group and they take the extra time to get to know each kid. She is now learning to read and she loves it. Oh and not to mention some pretty advanced math. She will do great this year as she enters kindergarten with the fantastic foundation she got here! I’m so grateful!!
A G.

This is our second time around with the Building Kidz, and happy to be back! My 2 year old started not too long ago and loves it even more than my oldest did, which makes morning drop-off very enjoyable! My oldest looks forward to accompanying me with afternoon pick-up and loves seeing all the familiar faces of the teachers and staff. The recent changes with office management have been a delight and I’m looking forward to the next few years with the Building Kidz.
Cheri M.

We’ve had a really good experience there with our daughter.  We’ve really enjoyed the music and performance programs, the teachers are nice and care about the students, and they’ve been willing to work with us on a number of issues particular to our daughter.  They have really done a lot for us. The facilities are great, the playground area is really nice and completely enclosed.
Jason M.

Building Kidz of Palo Alto South