Staff at the Madison College Child and Family Center are dedicated to providing all children in their care with high quality early education. When you meet our staff, their devotion and commitment to the education of young children and families will be evident. Our highly qualified and nurturing staff truly respect the needs of all children and families.
I would like to welcome you to the Madison College Child and Family Center as we start the Semester, and introduce myself as the Director of the Madison College Child and Family Centers.
I have a B.A. and a M.A. in Education and working toward a second M. A. degree in Preschool Administration from UW-Milwaukee. I have been working with young children and their families and teachers for over 17 years. I started working at the Madison College as of August 3, 2009. Before that I had worked as the Director of the Children’s Centers at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education.
Other than that I feel like I have done a little of everything in early childhood field. I have been a NAEYC Assessor, toddler, preschool, afterschool, summer school teacher, cooperating teacher for MATC, Edgewood College and UW-Madison, trainer, presenter and instructor. I have also started state-funded 4-K programs in collaboration with the School District in my previous position.
I find it incredibly rewarding to share the moments as children unravel the mysteries of the universe. I believe in communities’ investment in the well-being of young children and families. I strongly believe in partnerships and collaborations among early childhood programs, families, and community to create strong support systems and safety nets for children.
I divide my time between Truax and Downtown Child and Family Centers. Please stop by at the office to say hello! I am looking forward to getting to know you and your family. My office phone number is (608) 258-2423. The best way to reach me is by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org I am always looking for families to join the Parent Advisory Board, please let me know if you are interested in joining us.
I thank you for choosing the Child and Family Center as a safe, warm and happy environment for your child(ren). We are pleased to serve you in any way we can. We look forward to a wonderful year full of learning experiences.
Cigdem would also like to share with you Simply Sensational Sensory Activities for Preschool Children (PDF, 226KB).
Check out some fun activities to experience with your children!