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 two friendly cats, named Meowth and 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 comic 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.
Certifications & Licensing
Our Certifications Include:
Child and Infant CPR
Infant Safe Sleep
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)