Sunday, February 22, 2015

2015-2016 Enrollment
It is time for next year's enrollment.  There will be the possibility of 3 PreK classes and 2 3-year old classes.  I will be teaching all of the classes.  If you would like to enroll your child in any of these classes for next year, please contact me through email at or text/call 435-660-1854.  You are welcome to come and observe a class or just see the preschool facility. 

About Me
My name is Trudi Love.  I have a bachelor's degree from Southern Utah University in Elementary Education with emphasis on Reading and Early Childhood Development.  I have taught preschool age children for 8 years and have loved every minute of it.  I have 4 children, ranging in age from 16 years old to 7 years old.  I have lived in Nephi for the last 16 years and have really loved this wonderful community. 

PreK 4 Year Old Class (10 kids/class, 2 hours)
There is a possibility of 3 classes. The curriculum taught in this class will help prepare students for Kindergarten.  Students must be 4 years old by August 31st.  Classes will be taught on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  The monthly cost is $60.  The following will be taught as well as additional units on a variety of topics:
  • Letters - names, sounds, and sign language
  • Colors
  • Shapes
  • Numbers
  • Beginning word sounds
  • Rhyming words
  • Writing and spelling first and last names
  • Basic safety
  • Character development
  • Math
  • Science
3 Year Old Class (8-10 kids/class, 2 hours)
Students will be introduced to their name, letters, colors, shapes, numbers, and a variety of fun art projects.  There will be a strong emphasis on teaching children appropriate social behavior - sharing, listening, making friends, etc.  Basic safety, character development, basic sign language, and units on other various topics will also be included.  Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays.  The cost is $50 per month.  Students must be 3 years old by August 31st.

*Discounts are available for referrals, multiple siblings, and helping as a teacher's aid.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Back to School

Back to School
"Meet Your Teacher" will be on August 25th and 27th.  Invitations will be sent out with assigned times. 
Preschool will start on September 2nd.
I am so excited for class to begin! I look forward to teaching all your amazing little people and sharing with them all of the fun activities I have planned.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

2014-2015 Class Lists

Class Lists

4 yr. 9:00-11:00 Tues/Thurs. (AM class)
  1. Scarlet Ahlmer- Chad and Jami Ahlmer
  2. Mya Stilson- Jason and Kelli Stilson
  3. Jett Black- Janae Black, Cameron Black
  4. Aiden Jeffs- Eric and Kaice Jeffs
  5. Reagan Springer- Josh and Kara Springer
  6. Allie Goodman-Matt and Tosha Goodman
  7. Anna Peterson-Scott and Eve Peterson
  8. Ryker Livingston- Dustin and Amanda Livingston
  9. Meli Paoule- Alan and Cynthia Pauole
  10. Daisy Jacobsen- Michelle and Jade Jacobsen

4 yr. 10:30-12:30 Tues/Thurs. (PM class)
  1. Grady Jacobsen- Kevin and Torie Jacobsen
  2. Pete Rosenbeck-Jim and Mandi Rosenbeck
  3. Clayton Pay- Richard and Donni Pay 
  4. Ryker McPherson-Ryan and Stacy McPherson
  5. Briggs Haynes- Leslee and Brad Haynes
  6. Bree Haynes- Leslee and Brad Haynes
  7. Anna Peterson- Scott and Eve Peterson
  8. Jake Davis-Jedd and Shara Davis

3 yr. old class -Tues/Thurs12:45-2:15
  1. Kinzlee Ingram- Chet and Hailee Ingram
  2. Fisher Jacobsen- Kevin and Torie Jacobsen
  3. London Jensen- Jared and Brittany Jensen
  4. Peyton Lynn- Jeremy and Alisha Lynn
  5. Kamryn Anderson- Carl and Heather Anderson
  6. Preston Anderson- Scott and Daleen Anderson
  7. Adalynn Slaymaker- Ted and Jessica Slaymaker
  8. Zaela Kendall-Jamie Kendall
  9. Zaiden Steele-Sandrakea Steele

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Back to School

Back to School
Back to School Night will be during the 2nd week in September.  Invitations will be sent out with assigned dates and times. 
School will start on Monday, September 16th.
Tuition will be 1/2 cost for the month of September.

Friday, February 15, 2013

2013-2014 Class Lists

4 yr. old classes
Mon/Wed. 2 hrs. (12 kids per class)

AM 9-11
  1. Parker Nichols-Matt and Chelsea Nichols
  2. Meli Paoule- Allen and Cynthia Paoule
  3. Parker Jensen-Jared and Brittany Jensen
  4. Taylor Shepherd-Cody and Marianne Shepherd
  5. Cassie Shepherd-Don Shepherd and Jennifer Shepherd
  6. Jade Cotton-Rob and Andrea Cotton
  7. Ryklyn Brimhall- Mike and Katlyn Brimhall
  8. Dessie Reid- Jarod and Leslie Reid
  9. Aiden Jeffs-Kaice Jeffs
  10. Jak Thatcher-Emberly and Roger Thatcher

PM 10:30-12:30

  1. Kinnli Wilde-Josh and Jenni Wilde
  2. Laikyn Black- Janae and Cameron Black
  3. Abbie Jones-Marc and Sally Jones
  4. Cameron Lynn-Jeremy and Alisha Lynn
  5. Laura Henry-Charlynn and Rodney Henry
  6. RaeLee Bosh-Brian and Meagan Bosh
  7. Peyton Anderson- Scott and Daleen Anderson
  8. Keegan Stephens-Dee and Royann Johnson
  9. Walker Greenhalgh- Jimmy and Sonne Greenhalgh
  10. Daisy Jacobsen-Jade and Michelle Jacobsen  
  11. Sterling Van Herk-Angie Van Herk
  12. Taft Sherwood-Matt and Sheila Sherwood
3 yr. old classes
Mon/Wed 12:45-2:15 (10 kids per class)
  1. Clinton Johnson- Lane and Rebekah Johnson
  2. Clayton Pay-Richard and Duncan Pay
  3. Pete Rosenbeck- Jim and Mandi Rosenbeck
  4. Ryker Livingston- Dustin and Amanda Livingston
  5. Mya Stilson-Jason and Kelli Stilson
  6. Grady Jacobsen- Kevin and Torie Jacobsen
  7. Jett Black-Cam and Janae Black
  8. Reagan Springer-Kara and Josh Springer
  9. Bridger Erdmann-Justin and Deanna Erdmann
  10. Cole Farrera-Cortny Farrera

Monday, May 7, 2012

4 yr. old Pre-K Class-10 kids 3 hours

AM Class 
  1. Kade Davis
  2. Cambry Hall
  3. Carson Nielsen
  4. Ladd Holman
  5. Paige Tangren
  6. Cairo Bradford
  7. Sadie Cameron
  8. Blake Thomas
  9. Payton Myers
  10. Dylan Love
PM Class 
  1. Kensie Smith
  2. Halle Newton
  3. Kash Olsen
  4. Evan Hess
  5. Gavin Anderson
  6. Ryker Howlett
  7. Trasen Laird
  8. Sydney Spencer
  9. Jenna Rowley
  10. Brecken Haynes


Monday, March 26, 2012

What to look for in a Preschool

A Developmentally Appropriate Preschool

1. Children select their own activities from among a variety of learning areas the teacher prepares, including dramatic play, blocks, science, math, games, and puzzles, books, art, or music.
2. Children are involved in concrete, three –dimensional learning activities, with materials closely related to their daily life experiences.
3. Children work individually or in small groups much of the time. Different children are doing different things.
4. Teachers ask questions which encourage children to give more than one right answer.
5. Teachers use activities such as block building, measuring ingredients for cooking,
woodworking, and drawing to help children learn concepts in math, science, and social studies.
6. Children use a variety of art media, including easel and finger painting, and clay, in a self-creative way.
7. When the teacher attempts to get children involved in activities, she does so by stimulating children’s natural curiosity and interest.
8. Children have opportunities to use pegboards, puzzles, legos, markers, scissors, or other materials in ways the children choose.

(Answers should be yes for all of the following questions)

Physical Environment

1. Does the classroom seem to be the children’s place or the teacher’s place?
2. Are children’s creative artworks displayed throughout the room?
3. Does the teacher continually replace or rearrange materials in classroom centers to support children’s changing interests? (ex. Dramatic play)
4. Is there a large quantity and wide variety of books?


1. Does the curriculum incorporate each child’s personal experiences?
2. Are children able to suggest topics of exploration?
3. Does the teacher recognize and support children’s different learning styles?
4. Does the school honor all children’s efforts instead of focusing on academic “stars”?
5. Does the teacher pay attention to individual children’s interests and provide opportunities for them to pursue those interests?
6. Does the teacher frequently group children according to their interests, instead of grouping them by ability?
7. Do children have many opportunities to express themselves and explore ideas through art,
music, and plays?
8. Do children have many opportunities to write notes, letters, lists, diaries, stories, and songs?
9. Does the teacher treat children’s writings seriously by “publishing” some and sharing it with other classes, and families, etc.?
10. Does the program measure each child’s accomplishments in comparison to that child’s earlier work through the use of portfolios?

Interactions in the Classroom

1. Are children encouraged to talk with each other?
2. Are there times when children can tell imaginative and true stories of their own experiences?
3. Are children encouraged to listen to everyone’s ideas as they work on projects in groups?
4. Do they have opportunities throughout the day to work and play in pairs and small groups?
5. Does the teacher really listen to the children?
6. Does she respond to children’s specific ideas and questions instead of making general comments like “good idea” or “we’ll get to that later”?
7. Does the teacher pay attention to and use different communication styles?
8. Does she sit at the children’s eye level?
9. Does the teacher intervene when children hurt each other’s feelings?
10. Does she help children figure out reasons for conflicts and support their problem solving, rather than simply discouraging insults?
11. Does the teacher observe rather than lead the activity in the room much of the time?

Not a Developmentally Appropriate Preschool

1. When teachers try to get children involved in activities, they do so by requiring their participation, giving rewards, disapproving of failure to participate, etc.
2. Art projects involve copying an adult-made model, coloring pre-drawn forms, finishing a project the teacher has started, or following other adult directions.
3. Teachers expect children to respond correctly with one right answer. Memorization and drill are emphasized.
4. Teachers expect children to sit down, watch, be quiet, and listen or do paper and pencil tasks for major periods of time.
5. Children use a lot of workbooks, ditto sheets, flash cards, and other abstract or two-dimensional learning materials.
6. Large group, teacher-directed instruction is used most of the time. Children are doing the same things at the same time.