Ashley Rowe

Ashley Rowe

Writer, Research


Family, Parenting, Early Childhood Education, Childhood literacy, Nutrition, Health and Fitness, Child Development


University of La Verne


• Ashley is a Specialist for The Outdoor Classroom Project
• She is certified through NESTA as a Children’s Nutrition Specialist
• Ashley has been an active NAEYC member since 2008


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 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.


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.

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