News and Events

Chinese New Year 2018

13 February 2018
Our preschool and elementary Mandarin dual language classes celebrated Chinese New Year with a great performance.  Thanks to all of the students and teachers for all of their hard work! Dancing Moose Mandarin Dual Language Classes Celebrate Chinese New Year

Mini Marathon 2017

19 May 2017
We are excited to announce our Annual Mini Marathon coming up at the end of our school year. This community building event will take place at our Lake Park, West Valley location on Saturday, June 10 from 8:30 am-10:30 am. A 1K run will kick off the event followed by opportunities for the kids to participate in a variety of outdoor activities including face paint, rocket launch, water game station and much more! The schedule of events will be as follows: 8:30 am Warm-up Routine and Stretching 9:00 am Race Begins promptly for fast runners 9:10 am Race Begins for strollers and slower paced participants 9:15 am Oatmeal bar and outdoor centers Registration is $5.00 per person and includes 1K t-shirt and activities.  Additional food, full face paint and other activities will be available for purchase after the race.   Click here to register today! Our three week "training program"…

Raising a Giver - Studio 5 Segment

06 December 2016
Raising a Giver during the holiday season —Dr. Joyce gives some tips and tricks on how to instill a sense of giving in your young child this holiday season. Watch the segment now: Studio 5: Raising a Giver

Minimizing the Potty Training Struggle - Studio 5 Segment

11 October 2016
Potty training can be a challenging task for both parents and children.  And even though the task can seem daunting there are ways to ease the transition. Dr. Joyce Sibbett explains if there really is a right and wrong way to go about potty training. Watch the segment now: Studio 5: Minimizing Potty Training Struggles

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, nonviolent programs for preschoolers.  And I agree.  Parents should also be selective about content; i.e., they should choose programs that provide information in specific academic disciplines as well as programs that support social and emotional development. Following the program, it’s ideal for parents to talk with children about what they…

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 to home. She maintains an open-door policy that welcomes parent to be involved and participate with or observe their child at any point. During the last five years, every one of Ms. Shanny’s 5-year-olds have graduated from her class with the ability to read CVC words, and each child had…

What Our Parents Say

  • Jamie & Ken B:  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.

  • Brandy G.:  Seeing how much the ENTIRE staff, not just their specific teachers, really care for my children is a delight and the first thing I share with prospective parents! 

    I LOVE Kid Reports because it lets me feel connected to my children while I have to be away. It also allows me to help continue my children's growth since I'm able to discuss what they did that day and continue with the concepts presented.

  • Brie S.: I am incredibly satisfied with our overall experience with Dancing Moose. We previously attended a different Montessori for the last two years. Moving to Dancing Moose was the best move that we could have made. The level of professionalism is excellent with every staff member I come in contact with everyday. The teachers are dedicated to their work and you can tell that they truly enjoy what they do. You can see that they love each and every student. My son loves his teachers and all of his friends, the hard part is getting him to want to leave school at the end of the day, he always wants to stay and that makes my heart happy. We absolutely love Dancing Moose. Thanks for all you do, you guys do a great job.

  • Shannon C:  We feel safe, comfortable and love coming to school everyday to learn from a FANTASTIC curriculum.  We also really enjoy the homemade food and 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!

  • Jenna D.:  We love Dancing Moose. Our children are thriving emotionally and academically. They are comfortable, safe, and most importantly they are happy! As a parent what else can you ask for? 

  • Kristin C.:  While driving to Moab for a weekend camping trip, the stars were shining bright. Completely unprompted, my daughter looked out the window and pointed out Orion’s Belt! She then proceeded to tell us all about how he is a hunter who lives in the stars. She THEN pointed out the North Star and told us how it’s used to help sailors crossing the sea know what direction to go. When we asked her how she knew all of this, she told us, “Ms Dorothy taught me that lesson!”

    Words can’t describe how proud and delighted we are that our FOUR year old not only understands what a constellation is, but can recognize them in the night sky!

    We want to commend you for the wonderful education you are giving our daughter. Thank you. Her future is bright, in part to the foundation you have given her these past two years in preschool.

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