Ashley is a Verywell contributor who brings nearly 15 years of experience teaching in early childhood education. She has written for early childhood education blogs and newsletters and focused her expertise on developing a curriculum around The Nature Explore project. Ashley has helped create nutritional guides for families and education centers in Southern California, as well as spearheaded the implementation of physical fitness programs for children. As a mother of two boys (with a third on the way!), Ashley splits her time between her career and her family.Ashley's work in education has led to multiple certifications, including Nature Explore Specialist for the Outdoor Classroom Project, and NESTA Children’s Nutrition Specialist, and is an active member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Ashley has Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies from the University of La Verne. There she focused on Elementary Education, Educational Policy, and Curriculum Design. Her work in education has led to multiple certifications, including Nature Explore Specialist for the Outdoor Classroom Project, and NESTA Children’s Nutrition Specialist and is an active member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
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