The Story of True North Child
We are so glad you’re here!
My name is Cindy Scott. I have had 25 years of life shaping experiences as a Montessori early childhood teacher and teacher trainer, and am now a grandmother. I’m often wearing two hats: my “grandmother” hat who wants to buy a very special toy that will be loved and used for years, and my “teacher” hat who wants a toy that will fill a specific developmental stage. I rarely find a beautiful online shop that satisfies both needs.
So, I have taken the leap to help young families make well informed and intentional choices for their 3-6 year old children. My hope is that True North Child can help you simplify and celebrate your parenting along with your child’s childhood. The sprout of an idea for supporting parents and grandparents of young children has grown to be a mission. True North Child is passionate about providing both serious information about the unique and rapid window of growth between 3 and 6 years old, and offering products that best support that growth.
True North Child wants to be a place that matters to the families of 3-6 year old children. Our most important goal is to help you connect the right toy to the right child at the right time in their lives.
In order to do that, our team works hard to provide you with several things:
- Our mission is that True North Child will become the place you send anyone who cares deeply about young children. I am so thankful for this place.
- A carefully crafted blog called “Birds Eye View” which strives to be a source of support and education for parents.
- Thoughtful gathering and screening of the best products and production methods we can find.
- Stellar and comprehensive product descriptions to help you make the best decisions before you buy.
- A commitment to amazing customer care… we strive for “delight!”
My indirect path to where I am today of course began with motherhood. My sons Brian and Eric led me to understand that children are unique, and our approach as parents and teachers must be one that bends to where each child needs us.
I come from a long line of public school teachers, and I’m honored that many family members see both of my grandmothers in my personality. My teaching degree was earned from the University of Colorado, but something happened before I got my first job. Montessori landed in my lap. It was a perfect fit.
I completed my Early Childhood Montessori training in 1990 at the Montessori Education Center of the Rockies, and began teaching the week after I graduated at Countryside Montessori School in Boulder. I loved all 18 years that I was there. I learned the importance of the parent-teacher bond, the meaning of staff unity, and the true powers of young children from Countryside.
While there, I also became the Sensorial teacher trainer during the summers at MECR. During the next eight years, I learned that I could give and receive lessons from adult learners with both skill and humility. I continue to consult new teachers.
I finished my teaching career at Gateway Montessori School where I felt my most creative and purposeful. My conviction to serve parents as well as my students led me to dream of True North Child.