A Little About the Teacher

Marigold follows the WA Health and Hygiene Guidelines for COVID-19

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Hi, my name is Heidi Scott and I am the Owner, Director, and Teacher of The Marigold School of Early Learning. 🙂   My educational background includes a Bachelor’s in Human Development with a Focus on Early Childhood Education and a Master’s In Teaching grades preschool through eighth. 

A few things about me are my career choice, hobbies, and joys.  I started my teaching career twenty-two years ago as an Early Learning Teacher.  I then shifted my focus to elementary school teaching.  Finding that my joy in teaching remained in the early years, I embarked on a journey of working for and visiting many other preschools in the Portland/Vancouver area.  When I discovered the many in-home preschools in Portland and how creative, unique and unconditionally supportive of all children they were, I realized I too wanted to run my own school. I have endless creativity, a desire to bring out the best in all children and a progressive mentality to keep learning and growing as an educator in this ever-changing field.  Running my own school means I can actually create and implement curriculum in a way that really does support children’s learning.  Children actually do come first with my program.  I’ve created a small in-home preschool with a maximum of six spots each class session for the purpose of ensuring young children will be happy, safe, challenged and supported in their early years of learning.

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Besides being an Early Learning Teacher I enjoy baking and cooking healthy and allergy-safe foods.  I have many food allergies that once were a problem, but since I’ve embraced and discovered other healthy and safe foods to eat I don’t find it to be a problem, but rather a new and satisfying challenge.   

Another thing about me is that I am a cat person!  I love cats and was raised having both dogs and cats as members of the family.  Currently, I have one senior cat and two younger cats.   My cats are indoors only to keep them safe and healthy.  They are also not a part of my school.  So there will never be a time when the children will be able to visit them.

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My yard may not look like much now, but I am still working on how to continue turning it into an outdoor classroom, so you’ll just have to stay tuned for that. (Policy page)

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One more thing about me is that I live with my twin sister.  We both have lived here for over twenty years and love the Lincoln neighborhood!  This is a wonderful part of town to live in because it is so family-oriented.  We truly live in one of the best neighborhoods in the city of Vancouver, in my biased opinion. 🙂  So if you would like to join my small community please give my school a try.  Call or email to schedule a tour! 

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Heidi Scott, BA & MIT 🙂