Fort Dodge Community School District

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Riverside Early Learning Center

Exterior of Riverside Early Learning Center

Director:  Ms. Tabitha Acree

Address:  733 F Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501

Phone:  515.574.5740

Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

School Hours:  TK - 8:20 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.  

                        Preschool - 8:20 a.m - 2:30 p.m.


Riverside Early Learning Center serves approximately 150 students in preschool and transitional 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 through Positive Behavior Intervention Systems (PBIS).  

PBIS Emerging School Award - presented April 2014


March 29 - April 2 - Spring Break

April 3 - Classes Resume

April  9 - 27 Miles of Pennies - More information to come about this -

April 10 - Pajama Day - Riverside ELC will be hosting a pajama day party to promote our Riverside Family Fun Night. We encourage everyone to bring in a 2 liter bottle of pop donation in support for a game during the Riverside Fun Night.

April 18 - 1:10 Early Dismissal

April 20 - No School - PRESCHOOL ONLY - TK has school this day

April 20 - 5:30 - 7:30 Riverside Family Fun Night!!! 


May 2 - 1:10 Early Dismissal

May 4 - TK Roundup - No School for TK - only

May 24 - Last Day of School for Preschool

May 28 - Memorial Day NO SCHOOL



Preschool students having fun at their alphabet party A preschool student enjoys his cookie.



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