Ms. Peggy Ashbrook

Early childhood education

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Early childhood education
Alexandria, VA


Peggy Ashbrook is an early childhood science teacher, mentor and writer—the National Science Teachers Association’s (NSTA) Early Years column in Science & Children and companion blog (, and author of "Science Learning in the Early Years" (2016 NSTA Press) and "Science Is Simple" (2003, Gryphon House). She began teaching science to young children in her home as a day care provider in 1988. Peggy is active in professional associations—NSTA, NAEYC, and NoVA Outside Early Childhood Committee, presenting at local, area, and national conferences. She is a co-founder of the NAEYC Early Childhood Science Interest Forum (ECSIF). Currently, Peggy teaches children ages 2-5 in a variety of programs, mentors teachers in preK programs and schools, and provides professional development on early childhood science inquiry and engineering design. Her favorite place is where the worlds of early childhood and science learning overlap.

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