Fort Dodge Community School District

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Early Childhood Center

Principal: Carmen Banwart Early Childhood Center

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


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. 


July 1-22: Registration for 21-22 School Year Open in Infinite Campus

August 19: Welcome Back to School Conferences (TK and Kindergarten)

August 19: Preschool Open House 4-7 p.m.

August 24: First Day of School for TK and Kindergarten

August 30: First Day of Preschool

students playing in the snow  student holding up the letter G

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