Stephanie Brown

Freelance Writer

Expertise

Childcare, Toddlers, Parenting

Education

University of Maine

Highlights

Experience

Stephanie Brown is a former writer for Verywell Family covering toddler parenting. She spent four years at the former media company iVillage Parenting (formerly ParentsPlace.com) and was a pioneer in the field of online communities. Prior to and since leaving that position in 2000, she has filled many roles working with young children while parenting her son.

Stephanie has worked with children since her teens with over 30 nieces and nephews to help babysit. Soon after high school, she began working with the Head Start program and then in an NAEYC accredited child care center. There she learned that babies and toddlers were her favorite age group. She gave birth to a son in 1995 and soon after began working for ParentsPlace.com as the director of community and operations. Later she returned to infant caregiving in another accredited child care setting.

Education

Stephanie attends college at the University of Maine at Augusta where she is working toward a degree in library and information science. Her prior coursework is primarily in early childhood education, information research and English.

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