Mutt-i-grees® at the Museum - Stepping Stones Museum for Children (Norwalk, CT) is the first museum to introduce programming based on the Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum. Public Programs Manager, Alan Louis, and his assistant Dash, the lovable dog puppet, have a fun time getting to know children during the program. For more information about Stepping Stones, please visit http://steppingstonesmuseum.org/.
Meet Moon, a three-legged kitty, who befriended a Mutt-i-grees® preschool class in East Haven, CT. Teachers report that the young students didn’t even notice that Moon was missing a leg! How innocent and non-judgmental, as seen through the eyes of children.
Tripp, an adopted Mutt-i-gree®, joined the staff of the School Based Mental Health center in Van Buren County (AR) as its new clinician. He shares an office with Natalie Horton and was the first Canine Co-Presenter at the 66th Annual Arkansas Counseling Association Conference (ArCA) on November 17, 2011 in Hot Springs, AR! The Junior High Mutt-i-grees® Club at South Side High School enjoys lessons with Tripp. This month students and teachers discussed resiliency and how many Mutt-i-grees® must be resilient when being taken from one home to the next. The club also enjoys walking Tripp as part of their service for their school.
Third grade students at Ryder Elementary (P.S. 114) in Brooklyn, NY held an exciting assembly for parents and classmates on December 16, 2011. The assembly included various song and dance numbers created by students and teachers that incorporated lessons from the Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum. Students proudly displayed their Mutt-i-grees® projects and artwork throughout the school. Click here for a slideshow of their amazing artwork.
Members of the Mutt-i-grees® Canine Corps are redefining the term “working dog.” These teaching Mutt-i-grees® are now in many schools for most of the week. They help promote a positive school climate, lend an ear to students practicing reading skills, join counselors working with children emotional difficulties, mediate behavior problems, and help developmentally disabled students. When they are not working, members of the Mutt-i-grees® Canine Corps are busy greeting parents, getting hugs from students, and hanging out in the school library or media room. Some even accompany staff on speaking engagements promoting the Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum. Their teacher handlers are reporting that by day’s end, these dogs are exhausted!