Blog

  • 04-07-2014
    Summertime Learning is Key to Next Year’s Success by Joyce Sibbett, Ph.D., President, Dancing Moose Montessori School Did you know that as your child soon begins the lazy, hazy days of summer that they’re also very likely to slip behind … Continue reading →
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  • 02-27-2014
    I have had parents ask me about whether or not children really need to practice spelling words on a regular basis with the spell-check feature on computers.  They have also asked whether or not writing skills have become outdated with … Continue reading →
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  • 01-23-2014
    Phonemic awareness involves recognition of letter sounds.  Before children ever associate letter names or recognize what letters represent, they can simply learn to listen to the sounds of letters.  Initial letters sounds are the first ones that children can learn … Continue reading →
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  • 01-15-2014
    It’s hard to imagine that just a generation ago early childhood education usually began at kindergarten, and many families actually opted out of kindergarten for their children.  Sadly, the loss of educational opportunities for our youngest population can have lasting … Continue reading →
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  • 09-23-2013
    “Happy Children” is the theme of our September Back to School night.  It sounds like an obvious goal for children to be happy at school, but it is too often overlooked as a component of effective learning.  Most teachers recognize … Continue reading →
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  • 09-05-2013
    Educators like to use the words “student-centered” teacher, but that means different things in different contexts.  I’d like to explore what being student-centered means at Dancing Moose.  First of all, you’ll notice that there is no teacher desk.  Teachers are … Continue reading →
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What Our Parents Say

  • Jamie & Ken B:  Too many great things to narrow it down to just a few lines! But we'll try!  We love that all the teachers and administrators are always smiling and positive - it sets the stage for a great learning environment for our child and let's us know that they truly care about all the children.

  • Keith W:  Moving here from the east coast, we were concerned about finding the proper level of education for our daughter. Dancing Moose was just opening and when we did our tour, Dr. Joyce impressed me with her professionalism,enthusiasm, and academic prowess. We started our daughter in the toddler class and never looked back. Now, four years later we have both our children in Dancing Moose and could not be more pleased. Not only is the education second to none, and I would apply that not to only utah, but the entire country, the family atmosphere is phenomenal. I would recommend Dancing Moose to all toddler to 2nd grade children.  I can not understand why anybody would go anywhere else.

  • Alexis J:  Aislynn loves going to school at Dancing Moose, she's excited every day to tell me or any other adult near her what she did in school that day.  I love the flexibility the teachers are allowed, how every student gets to work at their own pace and none of them seem overwhelmed or bored.

  • Cherie M:  I commute everyday to the Dancing Moose, usually about 20 minutes each way from my Holladay home. Though commuting is not my favorite activity, I have found it is worth every second of my time. My son, Liam Emsley, is so happy when I pick him up and drop him off, sometimes I have to convince him it is time to leave school and go home! The state of the art facility is top notch, the teachers are warm and friendly, the school lunch/snack program is the best I found when I was researching school options. Needless to say, I am a big fan of the Dancing Moose!

  • Michelle M:  Our family loves the Dancing Moose Montessori for so many reasons.  The most important reason, is that our son absolutely loves his teachers and the other staff. We love the diversity and acceptance of students and staff and we also love that the Moose is community oriented and working on a "green" future. 

  • Shannon C:  Transplants to UT from OR.  This is our second year at DMM.  We feel safe, comfortable, love coming to school everyday to learn from a FANTASTIC curriculum,  really enjoy the flavors from Chef Renee, organic gardening and most of all the consistent unconditional love from each teacher with our little ones!  Thank you Dancing Moose for providing my children a great early childhood educational experience!

  • Christian M:  Dancing Moose distinguishes itself in the quality of academic education the school provides to young children, and also in the environment it creates for learning to occur.  Perhaps most-importantly, our son loves it!

  • Chris P:  Some of the things I like best about Dancing Moose have nothing to do with what goes on in the classroom.  I like that the place is wind powered, has a community garden and has a chef making food from scratch every day.  These are manifestations of values which I hold dear.  I am happy that Dancing Moose shares these values.

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