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By Jennifer Winters, Director

The prolonged COVID-19 crisis restrictions have certainly changed everyone’s world. It has also sharpened our focus on what’s important.

For the children and families that we serve, the crisis has…

By Jennifer Winters, Director

Though Bing closed on March 13 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the staff remained hard at work through the spring and summer. And though the school was still officially shut down during the summer, it was far…

By Catherine Xie, Teacher

Imagine you are presented with two images: a chicken and a patch of grass. After you are presented with a third image, a cow, which of the first two images do you pair it with? In other words, do you see the cow…

By Chia-wa Yeh, Head Teacher and Research Coordinator

In the past few years, more than one hundred 4- and 5-year-olds at Bing have played a game featuring appealing green cartoon aliens called Gazorps. The game is part of a study,…

By Rizina, Stanford junior

Bing Nursery School staff members teach a few Stanford courses at the school each quarter, among them, “Psychology 147: Development in Early Childhood.” Students taking this undergraduate course attend weekly…

By Rinna Sanchez-Baluyut, Head Teacher

Building ramps and rolling a variety of objects down the resulting slopes captivated children in the Twos classroom this school year. The interest arose after teachers placed plastic rain gutters and…

By Jeanne Zuech, Head Teacher

Hey, stop the swing! I want to get on!” This phrase can be heard throughout the day, on any day, floating in the air in the outdoor play space of East PM.

They’re talking about the nest swing—a cross…

By Brianna Kirby, Teacher

As a yarn craft enthusiast, I am always trying to find ways to incorporate my love for fiber arts within the classroom. In previous years, I’ve offered yarn at the woodworking table, where children have used it…

By Mary Munday, Head Teacher

A 4-year-old child had been playing with a group of her East PM peers when she decided to venture off on her own to the unit block area in the classroom. She was carrying her two favorite stuffed animals,…

By Parul Chandra, Head Teacher

Children learn by using their senses to investigate the world around them. Through these investigations, they learn how things work and why things happen. One such investigation started last December when a…