‘Building a bridge between home and kindergarten.
I am a Turkish kindergarten and English teacher/educational sciences researcher living in Finland. I worked as a kindergarten teacher for about 5 years in different settings, age groups in Turkey and Finland. I directed my focus to research in 2014 and completed my PhD in 2019, focusing on parental involvement practices of early childhood educators in Turkey and Finland. Although I do not work in early childhood education as a teacher anymore, I am still very much interested and invested in this field. I am especially passionate about closing the gap between what research suggests and what is actually implemented.