About Me

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.

Classes I Teach

Winter 2023

30467CD 10H02ZChild Growth and Development (Middle Childhood and Adolescence)
37173CD 5001Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children
37174CD 5201YObservation and Assessment of Children
32246CD 5401Curriculum for Early Childhood Programs
38252CD 6801ZTeaching in a Diverse Society
30481PSYC 10H02ZChild Growth and Development (Middle Childhood and Adolescence)

Fall 2022

25096CD 51A03YBasic Student Teaching Practicum
26064CD 51A04YBasic Student Teaching Practicum
23968CD 5501ZLiteracy Development and Activities for the Young Child
23190CD 5801ZInfant/Toddler Development

Faculty Info

Jayanti Roy

Jayanti Roy
Full-time Faculty

Child Development Center



CDC 38


MA Human Development        PhD in Transformative Social Change (in progress)

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