4/17-28:    ELC fall registration for current enrollees

4/23-29:    Week of the Young Child, National Enviromental

                   Education Week

5/5:            Last day of spring semester

5/8:            First day of ELC summer session

ELC Fall Registration:  Fall registration is open to those who are currently enrolled at the ELC.  After the 28th, we will go to our waiting list to fill spots.  Registration will be open to everyone else after we work through the waiting list.

ELC Summer Session:  Our hours change to 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on 5/8.  We will not charge a late fee as long as children are picked up by 5:15.

Food Drive for Benny's Pantry:  Many thanks to all of you who contributed!  The ELC was able to donate 142.76 lbs. of food to the pantry.

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.

Summer Registration:  ELC summer registration is open.  If you currently have a 12-month contract, you do not need to register for summer.  If you have any other contract, you will need to re-register for summer.  Please call Joanne at 282-2769 for questions.  The ELC is open to all for enrollment, not just the ISU community.

Idaho Parents Unlimited, Inc.:  This organization exists to enhance the quality of life for Idahoans with disabilities and their families.  For more information, go to http://ipulidaho.org

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.  To view them, go to http://sde.idaho.gov/cnp/cacfp/ scroll to meal patterns, then click on Final Meal Pattern.

Employment:  The ELC is currently accepting applications for part-time bus drivers.  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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