Fort Dodge Community School District

Purchase tickets for the FDSH musical, "Big Fish" 

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.

April 8 - 26 - Miles of Pennies Campaign 

April 12 - 1:30 Buzz Assembly Ms. Linda's class

April 19 - NO SCHOOL - Conference Compensation Day

April 22 - This IS a school day - Snow make up day

April 26 - No school for preschool ONLY

April 26 - 5:30-7:30 - Riverside Family Fun Night!!


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

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