5/8:   First day of ELC summer session

5/20: Kids to Parks Day

5/22: Fluoride Varnish clinic for Bannock County

5/29: ISU/ELC closed for Memorial Day

5/30: Summer Adventure Program for 1st-5th graders starts

6/1:   Infant/Toddler Developmental Screening Clinic

Kids to Parks Day: May 20 is the 7th annual Kids to Parks Day.  Check the National Park Trust site for activities in Idaho parks.  City of Rocks, Hagerman Fossil Beds, Craters of the Moon, and Bruneau Dunes are all sponsoring activities for childre/families on May 20.

Infant/Toddler Developmental Screening Clinic: This is a free clinic for children birth through 2 years of age.  It's held at the Human Development Center, 421 Memorial Drive from 9:00 a.m.-3:45 p.m.  Call Hollie Gneiting at 904-0861 for an appointment.  Children will be screened for vision, physical coordination, self-help, social skills, learning, hearing, and speech/language.

Enrollment:  Summer registration is open, and we do have a few spaces available.  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.

Food Drive for Benny's Pantry:  Many thanks to all of you who contributed!  The ELC was able to donate 142.76 lbs. of food to the pantry.

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 currently accepting applications for part-time child care providers.  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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