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1/7/19:        Spring semester/ISU classes start

1/21:            ISU/ELC closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

1/22:            Fluoride Varnish Clinic for Bannock County, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

1/21-25:      Literacy Week

1/24-25:      No school for PCCS

1/29-30:      No school for D. #25

2/1-2:          Free dental care for qualifying families

Give Kids a Smile!  Free dental care for kids preschool-8th grade will be offered at ISU's Dental Hygiene Clinic on 2/1 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. and 2/2 from 9:00 a.m.-noon.  Appointments are needed; call 239-5256 to make one.  This program is for families who cannot afford/access dental care and will use WIC income guidelines to determine if a child is eligible for services (proof of income required).  You do not, however, have to be a WIC client to participate.  Services that will be provided include dental exams, x-rays, dental cleaning, preventative treatment and home care instructions. No-cost referrals to a volunteer dentist will be made if further treatment is needed.

CACFP:  The ELC takes part in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).  The CACFP promotes healthful standards for nutrition and helps providers a bit by reimbursing us for a portion of our food program costs.  Have your children ever commented that they like something served at the ELC?  You can view the recipes that are currently in use by going to

ELC Spring Enrollment:  We still have some spaces available for spring semester.  Please call Joanne at 282-2769 for further information.  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 Pocatello, it's held at 1901 Alvin Ricken Drive. See our bulletin board near the front desk for the flyer.  Call 478-6314 for more information.

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 classroom aides, a PT bus driver.  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 for all employees.  Pediatric first aide/CPR certification will be required for those working directly with children.

STAR Rating for the ELC:  The Pocatello site is 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, remember 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.

Lead Providers for fall '18:


Room #

Lead Provider

Younger Infants


Patricia Rasmussen

Older Infants


Kim Scoffield



Eva Clark



Debra Hughes



Kyrsten Perschon



Camille Beard



Brenda Myers



Melissa Aguilar



Misty Sheets



JaNae Kunzler



Chelcy Goodnight

School-Age Care - K


Wenda Kaler

SAC - 1st-5th grades


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.