Hello, my name is Ashley Joppich and I am the Program Director at the Milestones Belmont location. I attended Western Michigan University to study Child and Family Development . After graduation I joined a child care in the Grand Rapids area where I worked as a preschool lead teacher and site coordinator for three years. I also have experience in school age summer day camps as well as before and after care in public schools. I am new to Milestones, but look forward to growing with this amazing company and joining this incredible group of educators. Early childhood education has always been my passion as it best prepares children to be most successful when entering Kindergarten. I believe that this time period is the most important when shaping the minds of our future. My goal has always been to help guide children to love to learn in order for them see how wonderful knowledge can be. My fiancé and I live on the west side of Grand Rapids with our three rescue dogs, Ruby, Rayna and Roman.