WELCOME TO THE POCATELLO ELC NEWS PAGE      

8/7:    Summer session ends at ISU

8/10:  Bills due for August

8/17:  Regular hours resume at the ELC (7:30-5:30) 

8/20:  WIC clinic, ISU health center, second floor, 9 AM - noon (239-5263)

8/21:  Last day of summer program/2015 contracts at the ELC

8/24:  Fall semester/ELC 2016 contracts start

9/7:    Labor Day - ELC closed

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.  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:

Age

Room #

Lead Provider

Youner Infants

2

Pat Rasmussen

Older Infants 3 Stacy Briner

Toddlers

6

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

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
SAP (K-5th) 24/26 Wenda Kaler