Allison Horne has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Grand Valley State University and a Master of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from Michigan State University. She is an early childhood education specialist by trade with a passion for keeping each child’s sense of wonder alive, fueling their imagination, respect and self-confidence, and while always striving to create positive, dynamic and challenging educational environments to show them how truly competent and capable they are. She feels most like herself when she is supporting families and educators to gain a feeling of support, connection and confidence, and to be more grounded and satisfied in their relationships with the children in their care. Allison is a dedicated life-long learner constantly working on expanding her knowledge and her practical application of best practices. Allison has worked in the classroom as an early educator working alongside children from birth to 5 years old and their families, and as a lab instructor for college students modeling best practices and scaffolding their skills in early childhood development and practice.
She has presented at multiple early education conferences, and is published in an early education resource book as well as an early education based magazine. She is currently living her best life as a stay at home mom to an adorable french bulldog and two wonderfully amazing, determined and passionate children who provide her with the chance to practice respectful, compassionate caregiving daily. She also supports local area moms with parent coaching and resource sharing, and works as an early education consultant on the side to support early educators in their classrooms and centers.
She is married to an amazing, intelligent, kind and supportive husband who is her constant partner in life and who continually reminds her of her worth just as she is.