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Guilt Free TV Viewing - Studio 5 Segment

25 May 2016
Guilt-free Television—is it a realistic concept?  The answer is no unless it is monitored viewing time.  Regardless of program quality, children should only watch television for brief periods of time.  If you look specifically at the preschool years, they are a period of tremendous mental, physical, and emotional development.  Activities—physically doing things—stimulate imagination and promote learning in ways that screen time cannot.  Children need ample time each day for active learning. When children do watch television, it should be pre-planned and implemented wisely.  The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no more than one to two hours a day of educational,…

Best of State 2015

14 May 2015
Shanny Pilcher received "Best of State" Early Childhood Educator for 2015. Shanny Pilcher has been a Dancing Moose early childhood teacher for the past seven years. She has a Bachelor of Science in Family consumer science with a focus on early childhood education. She is currently working on a Masters degree in Montessori education, which has been instrumental in providing sound practices that correlate with core educational standards for early childhood. She connects personally with each parent and often spends multiple hours weekly to help parents understand how to extend educational and social development of their children from the classroom…

My Child Won't Socialize

17 March 2015
Your child won't socialize? Dr. Joyce Sibbett, owner of Dancing Moose Montessori School shares steps you can take to nurture your pre-schooler's social skills. Read more at http://studio5.ksl.com/?nid=54&sid=39315407#QRYr45pJPzS2orwd.99

Holiday Programs

01 December 2014
It is that time of year! Ready for some holiday cheer? Dancing Moose has been working so hard with all of the students in preparation for the following performances: South Jordan-River Park Loction Tuesday, December 9th at Viridian Event Center4:00 pm Class 10 all sessions5:00 pm Class 5 & 86:00 pm Class 6 & 77:00 pm Class 11 & 12 Wednesday, December 17th at River Park Gym4:00 pm Class 4 in Gym (Santa visit at 4:30 pm in class) AND Class 1 in Class with Santa first4:30 pm Class 2 (Santa visit at 5 pm in class)5:00 pm Class 3 (Santa visit at 5:30 pm in class) West Valley-Lake Park Location Thursday December 11th at Viridian…

6 Ways to Ease Back to School Transitions

22 September 2014
Back to School! Lazy summer days and couch potato nights are over everyone; it is time to transition back to school!  As a teacher, transitions are a quintessential part of planning each day.  How to smoothly transition from one activity to the next is strategically planned in order to keep peace and predictability in the environment. Some of you may have returned from vacations, spent weeks in the sun, or had an enriched summer at Dancing Moose.  No matter what the case, we have all had unique different experiences.  How can we come together to make this transition back to…

Best of State 2014

01 July 2014
Jennifer Duffield received "Best of State" Administrator for 2014. Jenn is more than an administrator at Dancing Moose. You will often see her in the classroom teaching and assisting, in the halls talking with teachers and parents, but most of all connecting with the children as they enter the school. She knows the children on a personal level, she knows her teachers and her parents, and that is how a community is built! We love you Jenn. As the Executive Director at Dancing Moose Montessori School (DMMS), Jennifer Duffield has a Montessori teaching credential in toddler as well as early…

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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