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Cindy Bardeleben - Executive Director

Cindy Bardeleben

Executive Director 

Cindy Bardeleben has been involved in almost every aspect of Baby TALK since joining the organization in February of 1992. Cindy holds Illinois teaching certificates in both Elementary and Early Childhood education. She began at Baby TALK, supporting pregnant mothers at local prenatal clinics and conducting Newborn Encounters on obstetric units at local hospitals. Over the years she has led outreach programs in prenatal clinics and hospital obstetric units as well as family literacy programs, home visiting, and Baby TALK’s pre-kindergarten. She previously served as Baby TALK’s Director of Local Programming and now is Baby TALK’s Executive Director. Cindy is the site coordinator and faculty member for Decatur Touchpoints and has also served as a trainer for Baby TALK trainings. She has presented at state and national conferences and has been a key contributor in various Baby TALK Research Studies: The Home Visiting Randomized Control Trial and the Newborn Encounter Randomized Control Trial. She is also certified reliable in Brazelton’s Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale. Cindy brings special strengths in the areas of community collaboration, training, and reflective practice.