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About Us

About Mrs. Ashley

I am the owner and teacher for Messy Hands Preschool. I am wife to Ethan and mother to a sweet daughter named Madeline. We have a friendly cat, named Ella.


I have a love for all things sensory oriented (especially slime!) and a passion for early childhood education. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, playing board games, coloring and reading books.

​Education & Experience


I graduated from Aquinas College in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and Language Arts. I soon discovered a love for the younger children and began working at a local childcare. Since then, I have worked with age groups ranging from 2 to 4. After years of struggling to find the perfect fit for me as a teacher, I founded Messy Hands Preschool to serve those like me who share a love for sensory activities.

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Certifications & Licensing

Our Certifications Include:

  • Child and Infant CPR

  • First Aid

  • Infant Safe Sleep

  • Blood-born Pathogen

Messy Hands Preschool At-Home Daycare License Number: DF410397651

State of Michigan LARA: A Parent’s Guide to Child Care Licensing

State of Michigan LARA: Licensing Rules For Child Care Homes

Great Start to Quality Program: 3 Star Rated!

Association for Child Development: Nutritional Food Program Member

Our State of Michigan Licensing Includes:

  • Hot Water Heater Inspection by City Mechanical Inspector

  • Furnace Inspection by City Mechanical Inspector

  • State of Michigan LARA Licensing Consultant Inspection

  • Tuberculosis Test and Medical Physical

  • Safety requirements such as designated fire exits, smoke/CM alarms, radon testing, and emergency plans

  • Background checks and fingerprinting of all adults living in the home

  • Continued training in the field of early childhood education (10hrs per year minimum)

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