Welcome to Pickwick Early Childhood Center!

We are very excited to have you here and that we have the opportunity to  be a part of your child’s educational journey. Here at Pickwick Early Childhood Center, we aim to provide quality education and care that will help prepare your child for kindergarten. Our facility is truly innovative in that we are breaking down barriers and blending our classrooms in a manner that allows all students to learn together regardless of race, ethnicity, income, culture, disability and gender. 

Our team will work collaboratively to ensure that your child has enriching experiences that cater to their individual needs. We will do this through the utilization of research based curriculum and assessment, data driven lesson planning and quality professional development and support. 

Our goal is to make sure that your child progresses towards kindergarten readiness in academic and social-emotional areas. We will communicate regularly with you regarding your child and look forward to this partnership. Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher. We believe that you are your child’s best advocate and we want to support you!

This handbook provides necessary information for you and our team to work collaboratively towards our goal of setting an example for early childhood education in the state of Iowa. 

Thank you again for enrolling in Pickwick Early Education Center. We look forward to learning with you!


The Pickwick Early Childhood Center Team

Pickwick Early Childhood Center Information

1306 W. Williams Street
Ottumwa, Iowa 52501
Phone: (641 ) 684-7179
Fax: (641) 683-2650

School Hours: (Monday - Thursday)

  • Red Neighborhood: 7:50am-2:50pm
  • Blue: 8 am - 3 pm
  • Green: 8:10 am - 3:10 pm
  • Orange: 8:10 am - 3:10 pm
  • Friday: No preschool classes

PTYC Program Hours:

  • Mon.: 6 am - 8:10 am / 3:10 pm - 6 pm
  • Tues.: 6 am - 8:10 am / 3:10 pm - 6 pm
  • Wed.: 6 am - 8:10 am / 3:10 pm - 6 pm
  • Thurs.: 6 am - 8:10 am / 3:10 pm - 6 pm
  • Fri.: 6 am - 6 pm

Program Staff:

Principal:  Kim Ledger
Director of Curriculum and Instruction: Maria Lantz
PTYC Program Director: Becky Eaton