6/26: Bannock County Fluoride Varnish Clinic

6/26: Steam Pipe Project Starts @ ELC

6/29: International Mud Day

7/4:   ISU/ELC Closed for Independence Day

7/31: Bannock County Fluoride Varnish Clinic

Steam Pipe Project:  Starting on Monday, 6/26, the steam pipes in our area of campus will be replaced.  The drop-off parking in front of the ELC will be completely blocked off for about 45 days.  Parents can either park in the area behind our playground (turn right immediately after you turn into our drive from Humboldt Street), or they can park in the big general parking lot out front.  Either way, you need to allow extra time for drop off and pick up starting on Monday.  Please be patient and follow the directions as they are posted.

Independence Day Holiday:  We will be closed Tuesday, July 4th for the holiday.  If Monday is one of your child's regular days, and you DO NOT plan to bring your child to the ELC on Monday, July 3rd, please tell either your child's Lead Provider or someone at the front desk so that we'll know how to schedule staff for that day.  We need this information by Monday, June 26.  Thanks!

Enrollment:  We have a few spaces available for summer session.  We are currently working through our waiting list to fill spots for fall.  When this is completed, new people may register.  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, 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 summer '17:


Room #

Lead Provider



Debra Hughes



Pat Rasmussen



Brenda Myers



Misty Sheets



JaNae Kunzler

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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