• Speciality: ECCE and STEAM Champion

Jayanti Tambe Roy

Jayanti Tambe Roy is a full-time professor of Early Child Development at De Anza College, in Cupertino, CA. She worked,till recently, as the Executive Director of Early Learning at UCLA. She is the author of the books, "An Alphabet Soup of STEM," “The Art of Math and Science” and “A Kaleidoscope of Children: How to Awaken Young Minds and Inspire Childhood Curiosity and Creativity.” She has served as the Executive Director of Pacific Oaks Children's School. Prior to moving to Southern California, Jayanti served as the Director of the Rainbow School and Pepper Tree School at Stanford University. She created the first Early Childhood Trauma Specialization in both the BA and MA levels for Pacific Oaks College. She teaches courses on Child, Family, Community, Music & Movement, Supporting Dual Language Learners in a Multilingual Classroom, Health & Safety, Administration in Early Childhood Education, Business and Fiscal Management, and HR Administration in Educational Leadership, among others. At Pacific Oaks College, Jayanti served on the President's Cabinet for several years. She also serves as a Peer Reviewer for NAEYC’s Accreditation of Higher Education Programs. Through her appointment byseveral national associations, institutes and universities, she has been widely accredited for her innovation in teaching practices.

De Anza College, Cupertino, CA
Professor, Child Development, since August 2017

UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Executive Director, Early Care & Education, February 2015-April 2017

Pacific Oaks College, Pasadena, CA
Assistant Professor, School of Education, March 2014-February 2015
Director, CORE (Institute for Community Research & Education), March 2014-February 2015 Adjunct Professor, School of Education

Pacific Oaks Children’s School, Pasadena, CA
Executive Director June 2013- March 2014
Provided educational leadership and managed the day to day operations of Pacific Oaks Children’s School serving children ages 6 months through 6 years. Managed all of the children’s programs based on the principles of constructivism and experiential based education.

Pacific Oaks Children’s School, Pasadena, CA
Master Teacher September 2011-2013
Master Teachers work directly with children, parents and members of their teaching team to provide a developmentally appropriate program for young children. Master Teachers are ultimately responsible for the overall coordination and operation of the entire program and report to the Executive Director of the Children’s School.

De Anza College, Cupertino, CA
Adjunct Instructor 2010-2017
Music & Movement, Math & Science, Health & safety, Adolescent Psychology

Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA
Adjunct Instructor 2012-2013
Child, Family, Community

Pacific Oaks College, Pasadena, CA
Adjunct Instructor
Health Safety and Nutrition,Business and Fiscal Management and Administration in Early Childhood,Human Resource Administration in Educational Leadership

WorkLife Office, Stanford, CA
Child Family Resource Coordinator July 2008 –August 2011

  • Assisted in the design and development of educational events and informational programs concerningchild parent-education related topics according to the needs of the parent community.
  • Conducted Parent Education Workshops for the community.
  • Managed and provide leadership to Directors at the Rainbow School and at the Pepper Tree after SchoolProgram, both NAEYC Programs.
  • Designed, developed and managed infant/toddler literacy program: Play and Learn (drop in program forparents with children)

Rainbow School, Stanford University, CA
Director December 2007-August 2011

  • Managed the day to day activities of the program, supervising staff, maintain enrollment and executedbudgets.
  • Provided quality, developmentally appropriate curriculum and ongoing parenteducation.
  • Trained staff in Reggio Emilia philosophy

Pepper Tree after School Program, Stanford, CA
Interim Director June 2009–August 2010

  • Managed the day to day activities of the program, supervising staff, maintaining enrollment,executing budgetsand analyzing expenses.
  • Responsible for providing quality, developmentally appropriate curriculum and ongoing parenteducation.

Rainbow School, Stanford, CA
Teacher, Sept 05-April 06

  • Worked with children 2.8 to 5.9 yrs, planning developmentally appropriate activities.

Leadership in Early Education:
Keynote presenter, BJE Early Childhood Conference 2017, Keynote presenter, Sonoma County EarlyChildhood 2017, Keynote presenter ThinkCIQ 2015 Bangalore India, NAEYC 2015 & 2016, Florida,CAEYC 2016, 2017, PACE 46th Conference 2015, CA, LIFE India 2016, 2019: Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune,Leadership Institute 2014, Johannesburg, South Africa, Leadership Institute 2014, Pasadena, CA & SanJose, CA

Science and Math in Early Childhood:
NAEYC PLI 2019, ECSTEM Conference 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019: Pasadena, UW-Whitewater Conference 2017, CA, STEMConference 2015: San Diego, CA, ThinkCIQ 2015 Bangalore India

The Art of Math and Science:
Caltech 2017

Supporting Bilingual Children:
UW-Whitewater Conference 2014-16, SECA Conference 2014-17, PACE 41st Conference, Head StartCA, 2013-2014, Illinois Resource Center, Illinois 2011-2012, NAEYC Institute 2011-2012, StanfordUniversity 2013

Gender Identity in Early Childhood:
UW-Whitewater Conference 2014-16, UCLA 2015.

Traumain Early Childhood:
California Mentor Institute2016, UW-Whitewater Conference 2017& 2018

Managing Stress in Early Childhood:
Stanford University 2008-2010

Risk Taking in Early Childhood:
UCLA 2016

Art and Creativity in Early Childhood:
GEAR Foundation, Bangalore, 2000-2015, Gurukul School, Pune 2000-2001

  • Executive Certificate in Social Impact Theory (University of Pennsylvania-UPenn)
  • PhD, Saybrook University, CA (In progress: Transformative Social Change)
  • Master’s in Human Development, Pacific Oaks College, Pasadena, CA
  • Bachelor’s in Human Development, Pacific Oaks College, Pasadena, CA
  • Music Together Certification
  • Developmental Education, Pacific Oaks, Pasadena, CA
  • Leadership in Education and Human Services, Pacific Oaks, Pasadena, CA
  • Early Child Education, Pacific Oaks, Pasadena
  • Infant-Toddler Specialization: De Anza College
  • SC CA AEYC (Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the California Association for the Education of Young Children: President-Elect 2019
  • GEAR Foundation, Bangalore, India
  • LIFE India
  • President’s Cabinet, Pacific Oaks College
  • Fluent in English, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Bengali
  • Can communicate in French, Spanish, Mandarin
  • Director Permit, Department of Education, State of California