Oakland University's Lowry Center for Early Childhood Education

102 Pawley Hall - School Of Education and Human Service
Rochester, MI 48309-0483
Tel: (248)370-4100
Grades: NS-PK | 44 students
Lowry is Oakland University's Child Development Laboratory providing high quality early childhood educational programs for children from 18 months up to 5 years 11 months.
Lowry offers full and half day programs along with part week and full week schedules.
Lowry's full time and substitute teaching staff are required to hold a bachelor's degree in early childhood or elementary education.
Six of twelve full time Lowry teachers hold Master's degrees.
Every Lowry classroom is staffed with one Master's level and one Bachelor's level teacher.
Lowry offers low teacher to child ratios and a play based curriculum focused on the individual developmental needs and interests of the child.

School Overview

School Type Early Childhood / Day Care
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association for the Education of Young Children
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-Prekindergarten
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Inclusive Setting
Year Founded 1974

Student Body

Total Students 44 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 15 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(come dressed to play)

Finances and Admission

Yearly Tuition Cost $8,970
Tuition Notes Tuition is based on a 39 week five full day (9am to 4pm) per week school year from September to Mid June. Two and three day schedules and half day schedules are also available. Before and after care is also available on an as needed basis from 7:30-9am a
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Holly S McFaul

School Notes:

  • The ONLY Child Development University Based Preschool in Oakland County.
  • Bachelor's and Master's Level Teacher in Each Classroom.
  • Low Teacher to Child Ratios

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Lutheran High School Northwest (3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. John Lutheran School & Preschool (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. John Lutheran School & Preschool (0.6 miles away)
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  • Rochester
    St. John Lutheran School & Preschool
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-8 | 253 students
    0.6 miles
    1011 W University Drive
    Rochester, MI 48307
  • Rochester Hills
    Rochester Hills KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK | 18 students
    1.3 miles
    226 Meadowfield Dr.
    Rochester Hills, MI 48307
  • Rochester
    Grades: PK-6 | 60 students
    1.8 miles
    1812 S. Rochester Rd.
    Rochester, MI 48307
  • Rochester
    Grades: PK-8 | 850 students
    2.9 miles
    2633 John R Road
    Rochester, MI 48307
  • Rochester
    Lutheran High School Northwest
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    Grades: 9-12 | 272 students
    3 miles
    1000 Bagley Dr
    Rochester, MI 48309

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