10/23:      Fluoride Varnish Clinic for Bannock County

10/25:      No school for Pocatello Community Charter School (PCCS)

10/28:      Halloween Community Family Concert, 11:00 a.m.

10/31:      Trick-or-Treating on Campus for the ELC

11/2-3:     No PCCS

11/10:      No School District #25

11/23-24: ELC Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Book Fair:  Today is the last day for our online ELC book fair.  Go to scholastic.com/fair to access this.  All books ordered through the online fair are shipped for free to the ELC to be picked up.

Halloween Community Family Concert:  Don't miss this great opportunity!  Bring your children to the Performing Arts Center for a pre-concert instrument "petting zoo" at 10:00 a.m., then attend the concert at 11:00 a.m. in the Jensen Grand concert Hall.  Costumes are encouraged!

Trick-or-Treating:  ELC children will participate in their annual trick-or-treat activity on campus on 10/31.  Check with your child's teacher regarding their activities and schedule.  Parents are encouraged to join us!

Thanksgiving Week:  The ELC will be open 11/20-22, but we only expect to provide care that week for those on 12-month contracts.  If you have an academic or semester-only contract and would like care that week, you need to sign up for drop-in care by TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 at the front desk.

Enrollment:  We have a few spaces available for fall.  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:  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 accepting applications for part-time 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 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 developmentally 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 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

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