9/7:    Labor Day - ELC closed

9/11:   Parents' Night Out, 6:30 p.m.

9/28:  Fluoride Varnish Clinic for Bannock County, 9:30-11:30 OR 2:00-4:00

Parents' Night Out:  This is no-cost child care provided by the Student Activities Board at the ELC for children of students.  ELC care providers actually provide the care.  It is usually for those going to the movie and starts at 6:30 p.m.  To take advantage of this, student parents must sign up in the Involvement Center on the first level of the PSUB by the Wednesday before the event (9/9 this month).  Children 6 weeks through 10 years may attend.  There is a limit of 20 children.

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 but can be made if you'd like.  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#

Updated Security at the ELC:  Both sites of the ELC will be going to a swipe-card system for entry into the Centers soon.  Those who have Bengal cards will use them to enter the ELC.  Parents and staff who don't have them will be issued cards for the system.  Most of the hardware has been installed; we're just waiting for a few more pieces of equipment.

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

Fall Registration:  We still have some space available for fall, including in our younger infants room (for those born between 3/2/15 and about the middle of July).  Call Beccah at 282-2769 for more information.

Employment:  Jazminn Caballero has been hired as a Lead Provider and will work in room 7 this coming year.  The ELC is currently in need of part-time child care staff.  We also need a Kitchen Aide from 10:30-1:30, M-F.  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.

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.

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

                                                                                                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