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Riverside Early Learning Center

Exterior of Riverside Early Learning Center

Principal:  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 - 8:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

                      Preschool - 8:00 a.m - 2:15 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


Preschool pre-registration for the 2019-20 school year opened December 3 at the Fort Dodge Community School District.  To be eligible to attend preschool in the fall of 2019, children must be four years old by September 15, 2019.  - To complete the online pre-registration for preschool at Riverside Early Learning Center, please visit the FDCSD Central Administration Building, 104 South 17th Street.  Parents/guardians need to bring proof of guardianship (birth certificate, DHS documents, court documents, tax documents), immunization records and address verification when they come to pre-register. A $50 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of pre-registration to hold a student’s spot. Families will need to complete the full registration process during the summer of 2019.


24 - 9:30 - 12:30 - TK field trip to Kennedy Park - FIELD TRIP HAS BEEN CANCELLED 

29 - Field Day for Ms. Kirby’s, Ms. Joan’s and Ms. Linda’s classrooms

30 - End of the Year Celebrations:

            10:00 - Ms. Kirby

            11:00 - Ms. Joan

            12:30 - Ms. Linda

30 - Field Day for Ms. Andrea’s, Mrs. Murray’s, Ms. Michelle’s and Ms. Hilary’s classrooms

31 - Last day of Preschool - Thank you for sharing your child with us this year!!

31 - End of the Year Celebrations:

             9:00 - Ms. Michelle

             9:30 - Mrs. Murray

             10:00 - Ms. Andrea

             10:30 - Ms. Hilary


4 - 1:30 TK Spring program and awards in their classrooms following

5 - 1:10 dismissal - Last day of school for TK - Thank you for sharing your child with us this year!!

Field Day for TK will be announced


Outdoor Summertime Play -


students coloring at tables students painting rocks at picnic table in outside classroom

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