Our Story

Your Little Dove is an online retailer offering a selection of heirloom childhood treasures including: baby essentials, goods, Waldorf, Montessori, and Reggio Emilia inspired toys, educational books, and locally/sustainably made gifts. 

 

     Owner and founder, Cindy Montoto, became a mother in September 2017. Overwhelmed by the immense challenges parenthood brings, she felt incomplete upon searching for local and ethically made heirloom-quality baby items. After experiencing a miscarriage in August 2018, Cindy began receiving several signs of peace in the form of doves in her day to day life while trying to cope with the loss. She decided to take a leap of faith and open Your Little Dove as a solution to those in-completes and in hopes of offering peace of mind to other families. 

     The daughter of Cuban refugees, Cindy is the first in her family to be born in the United States. She graduated from Boise State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a certificate in Dispute Resolution. Cindy's area of emphasis is in child psychology and it was during her studies that she unearthed her deep passion for early learning while studying Rudolf Steiner, Jean Piaget, Erik Erikson, John Bowlby, Maria Montessori, and  Reggio-Emilia. Cindy utilizes her extensive knowledge of child development when hand selecting the products she chooses for Your Little Dove. She is also a nationally certified Child Passenger Safety Technician, CPST, and has vast knowledge and experience with cloth diapering.