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2/5-28:   Summer enrollment for current ELC families open

2/9-10:   Give Kids a Smile! Free Dental Care

2/13:       Celebrate Idaho State, 4-7 p.m., PSUB

2/19:       ISU/ELC Closed for Presidents' Day

2/23:       No School for D. #25

3/1-16:    ELC Food Drive for Benny's Pantry

Give Kids a Smile!:  Free dental care is being offered for children preschool - 8th grade for families who cannot afford/access dental care.  Appointments ARE needed.  Call Southeastern Idaho Public Health for more information, qualifications, income guidelines, and/or to schedule an appointment: 239-5256.

Stucco Work on Building:  Work has started to repair the leaking caused by failing stucco on the southwest side of the building.  It should be finished by the end of February.

Spring Enrollment:  We do have some spaces available for spring semester.  Call Joanne at 282-2769 for updates.  The ELC is open to the community for enrollment after we have enrolled children of students/employees of ISU.

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.

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:  The new patterns for Centers and day care homes that take part in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) started on 10/1/17.  To view them, go to scroll to meal patterns, then click on Final Meal Pattern.

Employment:  The ELC is always looking for great people and accepts applications for part-time employees at any time.  We currently are looking for PT morning child care providers and a PT bus driver.  Call Donna at 282-4347 for more information about PT positions, 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 was recently verified at Step 4 in IdahoSTARS' "Steps to Quality" quality rating and improvement system.  If you would like to know more about this, go to and look for "Steps to Quality."  We are in Region 6.

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 developmentally appropriate, play-based curriculum for infants through preschool-age children.  Here's a good article about the importance of 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.

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Lead Providers for fall '17:


Room #

Lead Provider

Younger Infants


Debra Hughes

Older Infants


Ciera Hubit



Camille Beard



Kyrsten Perschon



Pat Rasmussen



Brenda Myers



Melissa Aguilar



Misty Sheets



JaNae Kunzler



Chelcy Goodnight

School-Age Care


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
(208) 282-4636

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