11/30:        Fluoride Varnish Clinic for Bannock County, 9:30-11:30 OR 2:00-4:00

12/2:          Free Developmental Screening Clinic for Infants & Toddlers

12/4:          Deadline for current enrollees to request schedule changes for spring semester

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.

Spring '16 Enrollment:  Everyone who is currently enrolled has until Friday, 12/4 to request schedule changes.  After that, we will go to our waiting list to fill spaces for spring.  Call Beccah at 282-2769 for more information.

Infant/Toddler Screening Clinic:  This will take place from 9:00 a.m.-3:45 p.m. at the Human Develoment Center, 421 Memorial Drive, Pocatello.  It's for children birth to under the age of 3.  Children will be screened for vision, physical coordination, self-help, social skills, learning, hearing, and speech/language.  Call Hollie Gneiting at 904-0861 for an appointment.

Employment:  The ELC is currently in need of part-time staff for the kitchen, a part-time bus driver and one Lead Child Care Provider who will start in January.  The Lead Provider position is posted on ISU's Human Resources site, and you must apply on-line between 11/20 and 12/6.  All must get a City of Pocatello child care license, and all who work directly with children must be (or become) currently certified in pediatric first aid and CPR.  Call Donna at 282-4347 for more information, or come to our front desk and ask for an employment application for the part-time positions.

Advisory Board:  The ELC Advisory Board exists to act as a recommending body to the Center and to the Director.  We usually meet monthly, September through April.  We currently need two new voting members:  a student parent currently utilizing the Center and a student-at-large (doesn't have to be a parent but can be).  If you are interested in being a member of the Board or want more information, please contact the Director by stopping by her office, calling (282-3274) or by email (willkerr@isu.edu).

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.

Immunizations:  If you'e not certain whether or not your child is up-to-date on her/his immunization requirements for child care, please stop by the front desk and ask.  We can quickly look it up for you.

Parents' Night Out:  This is no-cost child care provided by the Student Activities Board at the ELC for children of students.  ELC employees provide the care.  It is usually for those going to the movie and starts at 6:30 p.m.  Student parents must sign up in the Involvement Center on the first level of the PSUB by the Wednesday before the event (12/2 next time).  Children 6 weeks through 10 years may attend.  There is a limit of 20 children.  Next one is Friday, 12/4.

Fluoride Varnish Clinics:  Fluoride varnish is recommended 3 or 4 times per year for children from the time of first tooth eruption through 12 or 13 years of age.  The clinics are free and are held by various health departments in SE Idaho each month (see the schedule on our bulletin board).  Appointments are not necessary.  In Bannock County, they clinic is held at 1901 Alvin Ricken Drive (478-6314 for more information or to schedule an appointment).

Language and Literacy:  Here's a link to a thought-provoking video about talking with our children:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2dLPFaehV0&feature=em%E2%80%90share_video_user

Is Your Child Just Starting Preschool?  For some ideas about how to help your child (and yourself) make the adjustment, here's a link to a good article in "KidsHealth.org":  kidshealth.org/parent/positive/learning/adjust_to_preschool.html#

KidsHealth.org is a great site for all kinds of information for parents, kids and teachers.  They also have a weekly e-newsletter for which you can sign up at  http://kidshealth.org

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 fall '15:


Room #

Lead Provider

Younger Infants


Pat Johnson

Older Infants 3 Pat Rasmussen



Elizabeth Rodriguez

Toddlers 7 Jazminn Caballero
Toddlers 8 Debra Hughes
2-year-olds 9 Luisa Santos
2-year-olds 10 Chelcy Goodnight
2-year-olds 11 Brenda Myers



Melissa Aguilar



Misty Sheets



JaNae Kunzler

4-year-olds 28 Shannon Koplin
SAP (K-5th) 24/26 Wenda Kaler