Jayanti Tambe is a professor of Child Development at De Anza College. She was the
Executive Director of UCLA's Early Care and Education. She is a published author of
the books, "The Art of Math and Science" and "A Kaleidoscope of Children." She is
a Peer Reviewer for NAEYC's Higher Education Accreditation. As Assistant Professor
and Director of for the Institute for Community Research & Education (Pacific Oaks
College), she specialized in Early Childhood Education. As Assistant Professor, Jayanti
was credited with creating Pacific Oaks College's Trauma Specialization in Early Childhood.
Prior to joining the PO faculty, Jayanti served as the Interim Executive Director
for Pacific Oaks Children's School (POCS) where she provided educational leadership,
oversaw the day to day operations, and managed all of the children's programs based
on the principles of constructivism and experiential based education.
Prior to this, Jayanti was a Master Teacher with POCS since the fall of 2011. Throughout
this time she continued her work in the college classrooms of Santa Monica College,
De Anza College and Pacific Oaks College. She also served as the director of the Rainbow
School and Pepper Tree School at Stanford University.
Jayanti is experienced in both Title 22 and Title 5 programs. She has both nationally
and internationally demonstrated abilities to adapt teaching methods and materials
to students individual learning styles and cultural differences. She can speak several
languages and considers this to be an asset while working with diverse families.
Through her appointment by several national associations, institutes and universities,
she has been widely accredited for her innovation in teaching practices.
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