Ashley Rowe Title: Writer, Research Education: University of La Verne Location: Simi Valley, California Expertise: Family, Parenting, Early Childhood Education, Childhood literacy, Nutrition, Health and Fitness, Child Development Experience Ashley is a contributor with Verywell who brings nearly 15 years 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 develop 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. Education Ashley earned her 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, NESTA Children’s Nutrition Specialist and is an active member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. About Parents Parents, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for trustworthy, empathetic, and supportive information and inspiration for your families. We reach 9 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists, fact checked, and reviewed by our Expert Review Board for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.