8/14:  ELC Hours Return to 7:30-5:30

8/18:  Last Day of 16/17 ELC Contract Year

8/21:  First Day of 17/18 ELC Contract Year

8/28:  Bannock County Fluoride Varnish Clinic, 2:00-4:30 p.m.

9/7:    Infant/Toddler Developmental Screening, 9:00 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

Infant/Toddler Screening:  This free screening clinic will be offered at the Human Development Center, 421 Memorial Drive in Pocatello.  It is for children under the age of 3.  For an appointment, call Hollie Gneiting at 904-0861.  Children will be screened for vision, physical coordination, self-help, social skills, learning, hearning, and speech/language.

First Day of Fall Semester:  The first day of the fall semester for the Early Learning Center is 8/21.  ISU will not be holding classes that day due to the eclipse, but the ELC (and the rest of the campus) WILL be open.  Please let us know if Monday is one of your scheduled child care days but you do not plan to be here on the 21st (282-2769).

Eclipse:  We will NOT have the children look at the sun here at the ELC during the eclipse on 8/21, even with protective eyewear.  If your child will be here on on that day, and you would like them to view the eclipse, you are welcome to come to the ELC and directly supervise your own child while they view it or take them someplace else to view it.

Eclipse Glasses:  If you buy eclipse glasses with which to safely view the eclipse, be sure of these things:  The manufacturer's name is on the glasses; an ISO Icon with the ISO reference 12312-2 is on the glasses; and the lenses are not scratched, wrinkled, or older then three years.  For more information, go to https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety

Enrollment:  We have a few spaces available for the remainder of summer session as well as 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 child care providers and a PT bus driver for fall.  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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