Joy Foster

Joy Foster, Child Development Lab, ChAD Lecturer

Director, Child Development Lab Preschool

Lecturer, Child & Adolescent Development

Joy has been working in the field of child care for over 20 years. Her passion has become her profession over the years, and she feels very fortunate to have had opportunities to make that happen. She has been working in the preschool lab since 2007. As the lab instructor, Joy is a child care provider for our community and mentor to our ChAD practicum students who are future early childhood professionals. In our labs, she supports colleagues with their research and SJSU students with their observations.


  • M.A., Child and Adolescent Development, San Jose State University
  • B.A., Child Development, minor in Mathematics, San Jose State University
  • A.A., Liberal Studies, Ohlone College

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