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About Us

Your Child Is in Great Hands

About Us

Welcome to Community Early Childhood Center, a non-profit child care facility organized and run by a Board of Directors and two Early Childhood Education Teachers.  We have been licensed center in Fort Dodge for over 50 years.  The center collaborates with the United Way, the Department of Human Services, Promise Jobs, and the Child and Adult Care Food Program in order to provide high quality child care at an affordable rate to families in our community.

As a United Way Agency, we are the only daycare provider in Fort Dodge to offer a sliding fee scale to those families who qualify by income.  Our facility is unique to all others, by helping the families financially that need it the most, while providing top-quality care.

Our Mission

The mission of Community Early Childhood Center is to provide a warm, nurturing, safe, and loving environment where self-concepts are enhanced, independence is encouraged and individualities are respected.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.


Community Early Childhood Center believes that children are our most valuable resource. We have the opportunity to influence who they will be someday. We can give them a safe, secure, positive learning environment where caregivers offer opportunities through their daily play and interactions to develop the emotional, physical, social and cognitive needs of each individual child.

We are open Monday – Friday 5:30am – 6:00pm

1315 South 24th Street
Fort Dodge, IA  50501

Phone: (515) 573-5461
Fax: (515) 576-0689

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