The College of Southern Idaho Early Childhood Education Learning Center is designed to meet the developmental needs of young children twelve 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 and NAEYC Accredited 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.
6:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
Fall, Spring, Summer semesters, and all year care available
Click here to download a schedule of the daily activities.
Infants/Toddlers (Rooms 1 & 2) - $595.00 per month
Preschool (Rooms 3 & 4) - $520.00 per month
CSI Students pay $25 less per month.
Please send your Online Application for Pre–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 (Alice Parker Child Care Scholarship) 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.