SEHS - Lowry Center for Early Childhood Education

Pawley Hall
456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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General Information

Facilities

The Lowry Center for Early Childhood Education offers early childhood education programming to children from 18 months to five years of age. Lowry Center provides the newest innovative equipment, materials, and practices to cultivate the development of young children. Lowry is part of the School of Education and Human Services at Oakland University, administered by its Department of Human Development and Child Studies and is licensed by the State of Michigan.

The mission of the Lowry Center for Early Childhood Education is to provide an exemplary laboratory center for early childhood education for the broad university community and the neighboring communities. The Lowry Center is dedicated to the mission of fostering the cognitive, emotional, social, creative and physical growth and development of each individual child in a supportive and stimulating environment.

In September 2002, The Center relocated to Pawley Hall on Pioneer Drive. The facility is state-of-the-art and is designed to promote best practices in the field of Early Childhood Education. Each classroom is equipped to meet the developmental needs of that particular age group.

Program Hours
& Enrollment Options
Lowry's Academic Year runs for 39 weeks from the day after Labor Day until the middle of June.  We offer a Summer Camp Program for six weeks during the months of July and August.  

We are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with before-care offered from 7:30 to 9 a.m. and after-care offered from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Children can be enrolled two, three or five days per week.  Tuesday/Thursday, Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Monday through Friday are typical schedules.  In certain cases exceptions can be made for alternate schedules if space is available.

Beginning Fall 2017, Lowry will offer the following enrollment options and times:

Rm 112: AM Toddlers (18 months at date of enrollment)

Classroom Size: 12 children maximum
Teacher to Child:  1:4 ratio

9am to 12pm $36.00 per day 

Rm 116: Toddler Full Day (30 months by the beginning of the Program Year)

Classroom Size: 12 children maximum
Teacher to Child:  1:4 ratio

9am to 4pm $60.00 per day

Rm 120:  Preschool A (3 years by December 1)

Class Size: 20 children maximum
Teacher to Child:  1:10 ratio

9am to 12pm $32.00 per day
 
Rm 126: Preschool B (3 years by December 1)

Classroom Size: 20 children maximum
Teacher to Child:  1:10 ratio

9am to 4pm $52.00 per day

Rm 130: Pre-Kindergarten A (4 years by December 1)

Class Size: 20 children maximum
Teacher to Child:  1:10 ratio

9am to 12pm $31.00 per day

9am to 4pm $51.00 per day
 
Rm 136: Pre-Kindergarten B (4 years by December 1)

Class Size: 20 children maximum
Teacher to Child:  1:10 ratio

9am to 12pm $31.00 per day

9am to 4pm $51.00 per day

Before- and after-care is available for all classrooms and scheduled on an as needed basis in half an hour intervals.  OU students, staff and faculty rate for before- and after-care is $3.00 per half hour.  Community members rate for before and after-care is $5.00 per half hour.

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We’re Easy to Find
The Lowry Center for Early Childhood Education is located on the campus of Oakland University on the first floor of Pawley Hall (PH) on Pioneer Drive.