WELCOME TO THE POCATELLO ELC NEWS PAGE      

12/11/14-1/9/15:   New carpet and vinyl installed on ELC first floor

12/24/14-1/2/15:   ELC CLOSED.  Have a wonderful break!

1/5/15:                  ELC open for those on 9- and 12-month contracts only.  Call for drop-in availability.

1/12/15:                ISU classes start; those on Academic contracts return to the ELC

Fluoride Varnish Clinics:  The schedule for December is posted on the bulletin board by the front desk.  The Bannock County clinic is held at the Health Department, 1901 Alvine Ricken Drive, from 9:30-11:30 AM OR 2:00-4:00 PM on 12/22.  No appointment is necessary.  Fluoride varnish services are available to all children in the Southeastern Idaho Public Health service area.  Recommended ages served are from 1st tooth eruption to approximately age 13.  Call April Guidinger at 478-6314 for more information.

Please excuse our mess!  The carpet and vinyl on the first floor will gradually be replaced starting this Thursday, 12/11.  We will be moving classrooms around on the first floor from the 15th through the 23rd so that we can get the new flooring installed.  Thanks in advance for your patience with all this!

ELC Fundraiser:  Thank you for your support of our Pizza Pie Cafe fundraiser!  We made about $111.00 (25%)

Withdrawal from the ELC:  Remember that you must give 15 days' written notice of withdrawal from the ELC, so plan ahead.  You will be billed for your contracted schedule for those two weeks regardless of whether or not your child actually attends.

Child Health Facts*:  Did you know that for the first time in over 100 years, our children's life expectancy is declining due to an increase in overweight?  That one in three American children born in 2000 will develop diabetes in their lifetime?  That risk factors for heart disease...have been shown to increase as Body Mass Index (BMI)-for-age increases?  That the risk for all this can be reduced for children by developing healthy eating habits and participating in regular physical activity?  Go to www.colormehealthy.com for all kinds of tips and recipes to help your children and yourself develop healthy habits.

Parents' Night Out is free child care provided for student parents by the Student Activities Board at the ELC during the movie showing at the Bengal Theater.  It is staffed by ELC employees.  It starts at 7:00 p.m.  You must sign up for this by 5:00 p.m. on the Wednesday before the event in the Involvement Center located on the bottom floor of the PSUB near the Transition Gallery.  This is limited to 20 children ages 10 and under.  The next one will be on January 23rd.

Children and Play:  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 Student Health 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, www.choosemyplate.gov, http://DayByDayID.org, families.naeyc.org

*Color Me Healthy Training Manual, developed in North Carolina by NC Cooperative Extension and the NC Division of Public Health  

                                                                                                Lead Providers for fall '14:

Age

Room #

Provider

Infants

2

Debra Hughes

Infants

3

Shauna Frayer

Toddlers

6

Chelcy Goodnight

Toddlers

7

Elizabeth Rodriguez

Toddlers

8

Luisa Santos

2-year-olds

9

Pat Rasmussen        

2-year-olds

10

Stacy Briner

2-year-olds

11

Brenda Myers

3/4-year-olds

20

Melissa Aguilar

3/4-year-olds

29

Misty Sheets

4-year-olds

27

JaNae Kunzler

4-year-olds

28

Shannon Koplin

Kindergarten

26

Wenda Kaler

1st-5th Grades

24

Wenda Kaler