Pickwick Early Childhood Center News

As the parent of a preschooler, you probably enjoy experiencing the world through your child’s eyes (and hands and feet!) as he or she explores and learns with great ent...

Ottumwa Community Schools still has openings in their free four-year-old preschool program, housed at the Ottumwa Community Preschool on E. Williams (formerly Agassiz Elementa...

The Ottumwa Community Preschool begins morning and afternoon classes on Monday, August 31.  Children must be four-years-old by September 15, 2015 to attend the preschool....

Kids and Chicks

May 1, 2015

Six pullets are now living in Mrs. Buckingham's preschool classroom. Each spring, Buckingham incubates eggs, keeping a chart for "hatch day." Students learn abou...

Dizzy Promotes Dental Health

February 24, 2015

Ottumwa's Dizzy the Clown will be promoting dental health with preschool students on Wednesday, February 25 at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The program is part of Dental Healt...

Target Reads Across America

February 19, 2015

Ottumwa Target employees will help preschool students celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday on March 2. Employees will be guest readers in two preschool classrooms throughout th...

Preschool Picture Retakes

November 12, 2014

Preschool Picture Retakes will be held on November 12, 2014.  If your child did not receive a picture on the previous picture day, please come at class start time to the ...

Open House on Thursday

August 20, 2014

The Ottumwa Community Preschool, formerly the McCarroll Early Childhood program, will host an Open House for parents and four-year-olds on Thursday, August 21 from 5-6:30 p.m....

Preschoolers heard peep peep sounds during their classes in early May. Preschool teacher, Mrs. Buckingham, brought in 32 eggs in an incubator. By the end of the day on a Mon...

IPTV to Visit Preschool

April 4, 2014

Martha Speaks from Iowa Public Television is coming to Ottumwa on Friday, April, 11 at 12:15 p.m. Ottumwa has been selected as a Ready for School Community this year. Thr...

Choir to Perform

December 16, 2013

The Evans Middle School choir will perform for preschool students on Thursday, December 19 at 10:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Students will listen to the choir perform selections fr...

Family Fun Night a Success

October 31, 2013

Preschool students and their families enjoyed a night of fun activities and learning last week at the McCarroll Early Childhood Center. Students participated in fall-themed ac...

Preschools will visit a local pumpkin patch on Monday and Tuesday, October 14 and 15. Three classes will go each day. Check with your child's teacher for day and time.