Mike Ashcraft

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Founder of Children’s Choice holds a Master of Arts Degree in Education with an Emphasis in School-Age Care from Concordia University, and a graduate-level certification as a Pedagogista in the Reggio Emilia Approach.  He is a doctoral candidate with Nova Southeastern University in the Ed.D. Organizational Leadership program.

He has more than 30 years of combined experience in child care and education. He is a former Accreditation Endorser for the National Afterschool Association. He is an experienced trainer in the field of School-Age Care. He is a former training and technical service contractor and a professional writing contractor for the New Mexico State Department of Education.

He is a former guest professor on the faculty of Concordia University, teaching college courses in school-age care programming. He a Past President of the New Mexico School-Age Care Alliance, and a Past President of the New Mexico Association for the Education of Young Children.

He is the author of Best Practices: Guidelines for School-Age Programs, Games that Build Community FAST, and Leading to Learn: Learning to Lead – Organizational Leadership for the Child Care and Youth Development Director.