Madeleine Leeds, M. Ed, ITFS

Madeleine has worked in the field of child development and preschool education for over 26 years.  She graduated from UNC - Greensboro in 1994 with a Master’s Degree in Preschool Education and Development with a focus on working with young children with special needs.  Her work has included teaching preschool children, teaching in the Wake Tech Early Childhood Associates Degree program, and providing developmental therapy services to young children with special needs and their families.


Madeleine has worked with children with a variety of special needs including:

  • Speech/Language, Physical/Motor, and Social/Emotional Delays
  • Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, and Other Motor Disabilities
  • Prematurity
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Hearing and Visual Impairment
  • Down’s Syndrome and Other Genetic Disabilities

 

Madeleine believes that children learn through play and through their daily experiences with their family and in the community.  She particularly enjoys observing children as they play and during their everyday routines to get to know them and identify their strengths and interests.  She is enthusiastic about getting to know the child’s family and working with them to build on the child’s abilities to support the child’s physical, motor, cognitive, language, and social/ emotional         development.  She believes strongly in collaborating with parents and other providers involved with the child to facilitate the child’s optimal development.

 

A resident of Wake County, Madeleine likes to spend time outdoors, be involved with  her church, sing in the choir, and spend time with friends, family, and her cat.

 

Madeleine graduated from UNC - Greensboro in 1994 with a Master’s Degree in Preschool
Educa+on and Development with a focus on working with young children with special needs. She
has worked in the field of child development and preschool educa+on for over 26 years. Her work
has included teaching preschool children, providing training and consulta+on to child care
providers, teaching in the Wake Technical Community College Early Childhood Associates Degree
Program, and providing developmental therapy services to young children with special needs and
their families.
Madeleine has worked with children with a variety of special needs including:
• Speech/Language Delays
• Hearing and Visual Impairment
• Cerebral Palsy, Spina bifida, and Club Feet
• Down’s Syndrome and other gene+c disabili+es
• Social/Emo+onal Delays
• General Developmental Delay
Madeleine believes that children learn through play and through their daily experiences within
their family and community. She enjoys observing children as they play and during their normal
rou+nes and iden+fying their strengths and interests. She is enthusias+c about working with the
child’s family to build on the child’s abili+es and interests to support the child’s physical, motor,
cogni+ve, language, and social/emo+onal development. She enjoys working as a team with the
parents and other providers involved with the child to facilitate the child’s op+mal development.
Personal Insight
A resident of Wake County, Madeleine likes to spend +me outdoors, be involved with ac+vi+es at
her church, and spend +me with friends and with her cat.
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