The Bing Times

2022 Issue

2021 Issue

2020 Issue

2021 Issue

By Emma Vallarino, Manager, Kordestani Family Program for Parents and Educators

A 4-year-old child sat in the warm sun with a clipboard and pencil in hand. Leah had spent the previous 45 minutes deeply…

By Laura Benard, Teacher 

Bing Nursery School’s 2021 spring staff development day, held on April 26, gave teachers the opportunity to put on some safety goggles, get out our lab kits and become scientists for the morning, as we…

By Coco Delaporte, Teacher 

Play Summit, a follow-up to last year’s Play First Summit online conference, was held June 20–25. At the conference, alongside a world-wide audience, 17 Bing teachers attended and viewed 26 national and…

By Anna Christiansen, Teacher 

In most ways, this year’s kindergarten information night was perfectly ordinary: As usual, parents of Bing children had lots of questions about how to best prepare for kindergarten, and Bing teachers had…

By Sandi Gedeon, Associate Director of Finance and Operations 

Well, this year has certainly been unforgettable. The Bing Harvest Moon Auction, originally planned for November 2020, was postponed due to COVID-19. Instead, we decided to…

2020 Issue

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…