7/27:  Application process for Lead Provider closes

7/31:  Bannock County Fluoride Varnish Clinic

8/14:  ELC Hours Return to 7:30-5:30

8/18:  Last Day of 16/17 ELC Contract Year

8/21:  First Day of 17/18 ELC Contract Year

First Day of Fall Semester:  The first day of the fall semester for the Early Learning Center is 8/21.  ISU will not be holding classes that day due to the eclipse, but the ELC (and the rest of the campus) WILL be open.  Please let us know if Monday is one of your scheduled child care days but you do not plan to be here on the 21st (282-2769).

Steam Pipe Project:  Starting on Monday, 6/26, the steam pipes in our area of campus will be replaced.  The drop-off parking in front of the ELC will be completely blocked off for about 45 days.  Parents can either park in the area behind our playground (turn right immediately after you turn into our drive from Humboldt Street), or they can park in the big general parking lot out front.  Either way, you need to allow extra time for drop off and pick up starting on Monday.  Please be patient and follow the directions as they are posted.

Enrollment:  We have a few spaces available for the remainder of summer session as well as for fall.  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.

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 looking for full-time, benefited Lead Providers to start in mid-August.  The on-line application can be accessed through ISU's Human Resources web site.  The closing date for these applications is 7/27/17 at midnight. 

We are also accepting applications for part-time child care providers and a PT bus driver for fall.  Call Donna at 282-4347 for more information about PT positions, 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 developmentally 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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