She graduated from Hacettepe University, Department of Child Development and Education in 1997. She worked as a research assistant at Hacettepe University between 1997-2000. She completed her Master's (2000) and Doctorate (2003) education at Hacettepe University, Institute of Health Sciences, Child Development and Education Program.
Between 2000-2009, She worked as a lecturer in Marmara University, Atatürk Education Faculty, Primary Education Department, Preschool Education Division. She was appointed as Associate Professor in Preschool Education in 2010 and Professor in 2015.
She has national and international articles, books, and chapters in various books on school readiness, pre-school science education, children's literature, classroom management, universal values education in early childhood, classroom management, concept development in pre-school period.
Between 2016-2019, She served as the Deputy Director of Marmara University, Institute of Educational Sciences.
During the 2019-2020 academic year,she was a researcher at Indiana University (IU) with TUBITAK scholarship. She conducted cross-cultural comparative research on parents' socializing behaviors of their children in early childhood. She is currently working as a lecturer at Marmara University, Department of Elementary Education, Department of Preschool Education.
- Ataturk Faculty of Education
- Elementary Education
- Department of Preschool Teacher Education