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Cigdem Unal

Cigdem Unal

I am an expert on early childhood education, preschool administration and leadership.

Director, UW-Madison Office of Campus Child Care and Family Resources School of Education Work: 608-262-9715 Home page


  • NAEYC, NECPA, accreditation support
  • How to support families in our community. Family outreach, events, training, activities.
  • Preschool Administration, Leadership; How to create healthy organizational climate and inspire peak performance, how to provide on going continuing education for teachers and directors


  • 2014 Madison College Outstanding Employee Award 2014 Nominated for Women of Distinction Leadership Award 2011 Madison College Discretionary President’s Award 2012 Madison College Discretionary President’s Award 2009 UW- Whitewater
  • “As directors how do we create engaging, inspiring, and productive early childhood work environments?”, Wisconsin Early Childhood Association (WECA) Quarterly Newsletter, August 2014. “Leadership Development
  • 2014 National Association for the Education of Young Children Legacy Leader Fellowship Award2 2015 Madison College TRIO Program Recognition Award
  • Extra Mile Award Winner An Exchange Leader