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The Bing Times

The Bing Times is published annually in the fall, recounting news and stories of the previous year's classroom curricula, research activities, undergraduate teaching, interactions with parents and educators, and significant events in the life of the school. Each issue can be downloaded as a PDF document or perused as individual online articles. Annual issues are available from 2000 to the present.

2023 Issue

By Jennifer Winters, Executive Director, and Beth Wise, Program Director

Walking through Bing classrooms each day provides ample opportunities to stop and listen to how teachers respond to young children. The quality and timing of their…

By Karla Kane, journalist and former Bing parent

Steven Roberts was around 8 years old when he was falsely accused of stealing while shopping for a birthday gift for his little sister. His dad sat him down for a talk. That day, Roberts…

By Chia-wa Yeh, Head Teacher and Research Coordinator

How might environmental noise affect children’s learning? Are young children sensitive to the type of sounds that best suits their changing goals?

Rondeline Williams, a fifth-year…

By Adrienne Lomangino, Head Teacher and Pedagogical Specialist, and Emma Vallarino, Head Teacher and Manager of Kordestani Family Program for Parents and Educators

This past July, Bing hosted a three-day session for early childhood…

By Andrea Alexander Gorgazzi, Teacher

In late February, nearly 80 parents and caregivers gathered for a stimulating evening of learning at Bing Nursery School. Denise Pope, Ph.D., presented a seminar, “The Well-Balanced Child,” as part of…

By Rinna Sanchez-Baluyut, Head Teacher

At the playdough table, Elliot carefully flattens some playdough using a rolling pin and says, “I’m rolling the dough out to make a cookie!” At the sand area, as Willy fills the muffin pan with sand,…

By Vanessa Ortega, Head Teacher

Evi heard a friend cry, and she turned to me and asked, “Why is she crying?”
Me: “I think she may be sad.”
Evi: “She misses her mommy? Do you miss your mommy?”
Me: “I do miss my mommy sometimes. Do…

By Todd Erickson, Head Teacher

In East AM (EAM), the teachers are always watching and listening like detectives to the words and actions of the children. Through our careful observation and documentation, not only do we understand their…

By Nandini Bhattacharjya, Head Teacher, and Betsy Koning, Teacher

One cold morning in late fall, a group of children in West AM began to industriously wrap yarn around a tree trunk. The teachers had recently observed children using spools…

By Mary Munday, Head Teacher

Looking at Bing Nursery School today, it is hard to imagine that it sits on land that was once nothing more than a hayfield. Prior to the school’s opening in 1966, the architects had told Bing’s founding…