Jayanti Tambe is the Executive Director of UCLA Early Care and Education. She is a published author of the books, "The Art of Math and Science" and "A Kaleidoscope of Children." She was an Assistant Professor and Director of CORE (Institute for Community Research & education) with Pacific Oaks College’s School of Education, where 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. She has taught 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, HR Administration in Educational Leadership, among others.
Jayanti is experienced in both public and private classroom settings, both nationally and internationally with 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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