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3/16:        Kindergarten Registration Begins Online for SD25

3/16-20:   CACFP Week

3/23-4/3: Child Care Services Suspended at Both Sites

3/27:         Pocatello Site Closed Due to Water Line Repair

Child Care Services Suspended: Idaho State University is committed to ensuring that we provide a safe, quality learning environment for the Early Learning Centers' children, families, and staff.  Following updated guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and local public health officials, the Early Learning Centers in both Pocatello and Idaho Falls have made the difficult decision to suspend child care services starting on March 23.  These services will remain suspended until April 6, at which point we will re-evaluate the situation and provide an update.  This was a difficult but necessary decision for the health and safety of our ISU community.  During the ELC closure, staff are available by telephone Monday-Friday (except for 3/27) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please call (208) 282-2769.  You can also email us at , check this newsletter, or check ISU's COVID-19 website for additional information.  Please take care of yourselves.  We hope to see you again when ISU's Early Learning Centers reopen.

Kindergarten Registration for 20/21: This begins online on 3/16.  Go to to start registration for those who turn 5 on or before 9/1/20.  Registration is finished on April 9 in person between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm at your neighborhood school.

Spring Break:  We expect to provide care only for those on 12-month contracts during spring break.

Summer '20 Enrollment:  Availibility for summer semester is very limited, but we do have a few spaces.  Call Joanne at 282-2769 for more information.

Withdrawal from the ELC:  After the first 5 days of each semester, 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.

CACFP:  The ELC takes part in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).  The CACFP promotes healthful standards for nutrition and helps providers a bit by reimbursing us for a portion of our food program costs.  To learn more, go to

Fluoride Varnish Clinic:  No appointment is needed for this clinic.  For Pocatello, it's held at 1901 Alvin Ricken Drive from 2-4 PM on the last Monday of each month. See our bulletin board near the front desk for the flyer.  Call April Sluder at 478-6314 for more information.

Employment:  The ELC is always looking for great people and accepts applications for part-time employees at any time.  We are looking for PT classroom aides and a PT bus driver. Call Donna at 282-4347 for more information, or come to our front desk and ask for an employment application.

STAR Rating for the ELC:  The ELC is verified at Step 4 in IdahoSTARS' "Steps to Quality" quality rating and improvement system.  If you would like to know more about this, go to and look for "Steps to Quality."  We are in Region 6, and the Idaho Falls site is in Region 7.

ICCP:  If you receive help with child care fees from the ICCP, remember that we need a new Monthly Dependent Care Charges (MDCC) form from you every two months and each time you change your schedule.

Children and Play:  The ELC uses a developmentally appropriate, play-based curriculum for infants through preschool-age children.  Here's a good article about the importance of 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.

Lead Providers for Spring '20:


Room #

Lead Provider

Younger Infants


Kyrsten Perschon

Older Infants


Tricia Perry



Pat Rasmussen



Kim Scoffield



Debra Hughes



Ashley Greene



Melissa Aguilar



Misty Sheets



JaNae Kunzler



Wenda Kaler

School-Age/1st-5th Grades


Wenda Kaler



Contact Information

Pocatello Location:
Phone: 208-282-2769
Fax: 208-282-3868

790 E. Humbolt St., Bldg. #6
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.