About the Author
Dr. Zeynep Isik-Ercan is an Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education. She also co-leads Early Childhood Leadership Institute, an initiative to support the region’s early childhood workforce in professional development and coaching. Previously, she served as an elementary education teacher, field coach for pre- and in-service early childhood teachers, liaison for university-early childhood center partnerships, and program director for teacher preparation program in early childhood. Her research focuses on culturally and linguistically diverse children and families, best practices in curriculum and instruction of young children such as science and technology integration, and professional development of practitioners and leaders in the field of early childhood education. Her research regularly appears in national and international scholarly publications and conferences. She holds a doctoral degree Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Ohio State University.