Oakland University's Lowry Center for Early Childhood Education

102 Pawley Hall - School Of Education and Human Service
Rochester, MI 48309
Tel: (248)370-4100
  • 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 Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-Prekindergarten
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Inclusive Setting
Year Founded 1974

Student Body

Total Students 174 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 18%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
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
100%
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
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