2/10:         Bills due

2/20:         ISU/ELC Closed for Presidents' Day

2/24:         No school District #25

2/27:         Fluoride Varnish Clinic, Bannock County

3/2/17:     Infant/Toddler Developmental Screening Clinic

3/10:         Bills due

Summer Registration:  ELC summer registration for currently enrolled families starts on February 6.  On March 1, we will open summer registration to those on the waiting list, then take walk-ins to fill spaces.  If you currently have a 12-month contract with us, you do not need to register for summer.  If you have any of the other contracts and need care for the summer, you will need to re-register for summer.  Please call Joanne at 282-2769 if you have questions, or stop by our front desk.

Infant/Toddler Developmental Screening:  This is for children birth through under 3 years of age and is free.  Children are screened for vision, physical coordination, self-help, social skills, learning, hearing, and speech/language.  It will be held 9:00 a.m.-3:45 p.m. at the Human Development Center, 421 Memorial Drive.  Call 904-0861 to schedule an appointment.

New Staff Members:  We hired Julie Lewis as the new Lead Provider for Room 2 and Joanne Agnelli as our new Administrative Assistant.

Idaho Parents Unlimited, Inc.:  This organization exists to enhance the quality of life for Idahoans with disabilities and their families.  To see the May newsletter, go to http://ipulidaho.org/resourceattachments/May%202016%20Newsletter.pdf

Fluoride Varnish Clinic:  No appointment is needed for this clinic.  For Bannock County, it's held at 1901 Alvin Ricken Drive from 2:00-4:30 p.m. See our bulletin board near the front desk for clinics in other counties.  Call 478-6314 for more information.

New Meal Patterns:  Centers and day care homes who take part in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) must comply with the new patterns by 10/1/17.  If you'd like to view them, go to http://sde.idaho.gov/cnp/cacfp/ then scroll to meal patterns, then click on Final Meal Pattern.

Spring '17 Spaces Are Available:  Call Joanne at 282-2769 for more information or stop by the front desk and pick up a packet.  We enroll children of students, faculty/staff, and community members.

Withdrawal from the ELC:  Remember that you must give 15 days' written notice of withdrawal from the ELC.  You will be billed for your contracted schedule for those two weeks regardless of whether or not your child actually attends.

Employment:  The ELC is currently accepting applications for:  1) two part-time bus drivers, and 2) classroom aides who are available to work mornings.  You must have, or be willing to get, a CDL with passenger endorsement to drive our buses. Call Donna at 282-4347 for more information, or come to our front desk and ask for an employment application.  A City of Pocatello child care license is required upon hire, as is current pediatric first aide/CPR certification.

STAR Rating for the ELC:  The Pocatello site is verified at Step 3 in the "Steps to Quality" program of IdahoSTARS.  That means that we are STAR-rated in their quality rating and improvement system.  If you would like to know more about this, go to idahostars.org and look for "Steps to Quality."

ICCP:  If you receive help with child care fees from the ICCP, don't forget that we need a new Monthly Dependent Care Charges (MDCC) form from you each semester and each time you change your schedule.

Children and Play:  The ELC uses a develomentally appropriate, play-based curriculum for infants through preschool-age children.  Here's a good article about the importance of play:  http://families.naeyc.org/learning-and-development/child-development/10-things-every-parent-should-know-about-play

WIC services available on campus:  WIC services are available at the University Health Center on the 4th Thursday of each month from 9:00 a.m. until noon.  Go to the second floor.  No appointment is necessary.

Some web sites that may be of interest to you: www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com, www.idahostars.org , www.idahoaeyc.org, www.childrenandnature.org, www.InfantToddler.idaho.gov, http://www.challengingbehavior.org, http://www.iwpr.org/initiatives/student-parent-success-initiative/student-parent-success-initiative, www.vanderbilt.edu/csefel , http://www.collaboration.me.uk/Idaho_Stars.php, http://DayByDayID.org, families.naeyc.org, www.earlychildhood.dhw.idaho.gov

Lead Providers for spring '17:


Room #

Lead Provider

Younger Infants


Julie Lewis

Older Infants


Amanda Lee



Pat Rasmussen



Emily VanLeuven



Kyrsten Perschon



Debra Hughes



Brenda Myers



Melissa Aguilar



Misty Sheets



JaNae Kunzler



Shannon Koplin

SAC (K-5th)


Wenda Kaler



Contact Information

Pocatello Location:
Phone: 208-282-2769
Fax: 208-282-3868

921 South 8th Avenue Stop 8316
Pocatello, ID 83209

Idaho Falls Location:
Phone: 208-282-7868
Fax: 208-282-7724

1784 Science Center Drive
Campus Box 8150, Idaho Falls, ID 83402.



921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209

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