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Following her undergraduate degree from Selçuk University Faculty of Vocational Education, Child Development and Education Department in 1997, Kılınç completed her master’s degree at the same university with a thesis on emotional intelligence. Between 2001-2005, she studied mother-child interactions, alternative approaches in education, children’s books and library services for children at various schools and institutions in the United States of America. She was granted the title of doctor with her thesis on mother-child interaction in 2011. In 2012, she was appointed to Abant İzzet Baysal University Faculty of Education Department of Early Childhood Education as assistant professor. Between 2010-2012, she participated in the founding of the AİBÜ Early Childhood Education Research and Application Center and served as administrator. Between 2012-2014, she served as Advisor to the President of the Council of Higher Education. She served as a member of the National Ministry of Education Board of Education between 2014-2016. Since 2016, she has been working as a lecturer and department chair at Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Faculty of Health Sciences Department of Child Development. In 2019, she was appointed as associate professor and became assistant dean. She became an associate professor in 2019. She conducted many projects supported by the resources of the European Union, TÜBİTAK and universities. She is currently conducting work related to in-service trainings offered by the National Ministry of Education, teacher training, training Syrian educators working at Temporary Education Centers and training Turkish teachers working with Syrian students. She has studies on alternative approaches, the Montessori method, cognitive and language development, parent education, mother-child interaction, children’s publications, interactive reading, environmental education, children’s rights, values education and differentiated instruction. She has had articles published in national and international journals and has presented at various conferences. 

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