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 TypeEarly Childhood / Day Care
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association for the Education of Young Children
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-Prekindergarten
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedInclusive Setting
Year Founded1974

Student Body

Total Students174 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 18%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size15 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(come dressed to play)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$8,970
Tuition NotesTuition 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 DirectorHolly 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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The average private school tuition in Oakland County, MI is $8,524 for elementary schools and $12,164 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Oakland County, MI is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).