Fort Dodge Community School District

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Early Childhood Center

Principal: Carmen Banwart 

Assistant Principal: Jeri Ayala ThompsonEarly Childhood Center

Address: 104 South 17th St., Fort Dodge, IA 50501

Phone: 515.574.5740

Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Preschool Hours: 8 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

TK/Kindergarten Hours: 8 a.m. - 3:10 p.m. 

The Fort Dodge Early Childhood Center serves approximately 450 students in preschool, transitional kindergarten (TK) and kindergarten. Our goal is to provide a safe, fun and stimulating environment where all kids can learn and excel. In addition to academics, we stress the importance of character development. 


May 1: No School for Staff Professional Development

May 16: Kindergarten Tree Planting; 10:30 a.m.; FDMS South Lawn

May 17: Preschool Graduation; PS1 8:30 a.m.; PS2 10:15 a.m.; TK 1:20 p.m.

May 18: Kindergarten Concerts; K2 8:30 a.m.; K1 10:15 a.m.; K3 1:20 p.m.

May 19: Last Day of Preschool

May 19: ECC Field Day

May 26: Last Day of School for TK and Kindergarten; 1:10 p.m. Dismissal

students playing in the snow  student holding up the letter G

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