Child Care Center

 

Early Learning Center

CSI Early Childhood Education Learning Center

Contact Information:
Coordinator: Jennifer Patterson
Phone: 208-732-6645 or 800-680-0274, ext. 6645
E-mail: jpatterson@csi.edu

HOURS:6:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday (Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters)
*The Center follows the same Holiday schedule as the College of Southern Idaho.

The College of Southern Idaho Early Childhood Education Learning Center is designed to meet the developmental needs of young children six months through five years of age. The center goes beyond offering child care and day care services. The center provides experiences that enrich and enhance each child’s cognitive, language, social, emotional, physical, and creative development. Within the program’s daily schedule, each child has the opportunity to create, explore, learn problem-solving techniques, develop personal interaction skills, and learn concepts through firsthand experiences. Children are not expected to perform beyond their abilities or to meet a set of standards based on “speeding up” learning or “hurrying” skill acquisition. Children develop a positive self-concept through a balance of self-and teacher-directed activities. Staff members serve as positive role models and provide care and education that is supportive, nurturing, warm, and responsive to each child’s individual needs. We respect families as the primary and most important providers of care and education. We believe parents and teachers are partners in the educational process.

The on campus Center is state licensed to provide services to 53 children. Teachers have a degree in Early Childhood Education, attend yearly trainings, and maintain current First Aid/CPR certification. The Center is a participant of the USDA Child Nutrition Program. Nutritious meals are served at the center and are provided at no extra cost. The Center is located on the Frontier-Parkway between the CSI Baseball Field and the Expo Center.

Forms

Daily Schedule & Activities

Click here to download a schedule of the daily activities.

Prices are as follows:

Infants/Toddlers (Rooms 1 & 2) - $525.00 per month
Preschool (Rooms 3 & 4) - $450.00 per month

  • Faculty/Staff & Community Members-will pay an additional $25.00 per month
  • Part-time fee is $100 less per month for no more than 25 hours of care per week
  • Part-time blocks run from 7:00-12:00 or 12:00-5:00, choose one block for part-time care

Pre-registration Required.

Please send your Application for Enrollment to:

Early Learning Center Office
College of Southern Idaho
315 Falls Ave.
P.O. Box 1238
Twin Falls, ID  83303-1238

Child care supportive services funding is available for low-income and middle-income families, through the Idaho Child Care Program (ICCP). A resource list is provided to parents. Limited scholarship funds (Mommy & Me/ Daddy & Me) are also available for families enrolled in the program.

For more information, call 732-6645, the on campus Center is located between the CSI Baseball Field & the Expo Center.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH FEDERAL LAW AND U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE POLICY, THIS INSTITUTION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER AND IS PROHIBITED FROM DISCRIMINATING AGAINST ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, AGE, OR DISABLILITY.