Customer Success Story: Dancing Moose Montessori School
by Meritech, on June 1,2021
|Customer||Dancing Moose Montessori School|
|Location||Salt Lake County, Utah|
|Industry||Childcare & Education|
Dancing Moose Montessori School recently partnered with Meritech to install CleanTech® Automated Handwashing Stations in an effort to reopen safely during the COVID-19 pandemic through fun and effective handwashing. We had the opportunity to visit Dancing Moose and talk about their experience with Meritech and CleanTech® handwashing stations. Learn more about this customer success story below:
About Dancing Moose Montessori School
Founded in 2007 by the Sibbett family—Mike Sibbett, Dr. Joyce Sibbett, and daughter, Jennifer Duffield— Dancing Moose Montessori School provides programs for children ages eighteen months to eight years that are based on the "whole child approach," which emphasizes a child's physical, social-emotional, and academic development. Dancing Moose Montessori School employs roughly 100 staff members and serves over 500 families across two locations in Salt Lake County, Utah with a third planned to open in 2022.
What Challenge Did CleanTech® Automated Handwashing Solve for Dancing Moose?
"When we first went into lockdown back in March, student registration dropped 80%," said Mr. Sibbett. "Health officials kept repeating the importance of 'handwashing, handwashing, handwashing…' We knew we needed to respond by improving our health and safety measures, but we also knew the whole 'singing the happy birthday song' doesn't provide the level of safety we need."
CleanTech® ELF Automated Handwashing Stations Installed at Dancing Moose Montessori School
Meritech systems were presented to the Dancing Moose Montessori School board, and they were immediately approved based on the reliable efficacy and time-savings they presented. CleanTech® Automated Handwashing Stations are clinically proven to remove more than 99.9% of harmful pathogens from hands in just 12 seconds with 75% less water and waste than a traditional sink.
With students washing 5-8 times a day on average and a manual hand wash requiring 30-40 seconds to be completed properly, CleanTech® ensures that an effective hygiene event has occurred in one-third of the time, giving more precious time back to educators to focus on programming and engaging with each child.
"Our daughter, Jennifer, had recently been on a cruise with her family and noticed how her children loved using the CleanTech® handwashing stations," said Dr. Sibbett. Meritech partnered with Dancing Moose Montessori School to implement CleanTech® Automated Handwashing Stations complete with safe social distancing shields in an effort to reopen safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. To meet the needs of Dancing Moose, four CleanTech® ELF Automated Handwashing Stations, have been installed at the school to provide "the perfect hand wash" and to prevent the spread of harmful germs, viruses, and bacteria, including COVID-19.
CleanTech® stations serve as a symbol of dedication to protecting the health and wellbeing of children
"Apart from providing a very real safety measure, we also love how the CleanTech® stations serve as a visual symbol of our dedication to protecting the health and wellbeing of our children, their families, and our staff. Parents can't see the air filtration system, but they can see their child receiving the perfect hand wash from our CleanTech® stations every morning, and have peace of mind that their children will be safe learning here with us." In addition to implementing CleanTech® handwashing stations, Dancing Moose requires the use of face masks, safe distancing, temperature checks, and a daily health questionnaire check-in app to support a safe return to school at Dancing Moose Montessori.