OWU’s Early Childhood Center is a quality community preschool for 3-, 4-, and 5-year-old children, and a laboratory in early childhood education for University undergraduates. Experienced professional teachers organize, plan, and teach every class; student participants assist the teachers, interact with the children, and participate in special projects designed for the children. The adult-to-child ratios are small and class sizes are held at 10 students. Each session has a maximum of three classes, so there are never more than 30 children at the center at any one time.


Current Openings for Spring Semester 2021

We have openings for spring semester. Classes will begin the week of February 1, 2021 and end during the last week in May.

The openings are in the following classes and are available to three-, four-, and five-year-olds:

  • Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9-11:30 a.m. – $689.00
  • Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 12:30-3 p.m. – $689.00
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons from 12:30-3 p.m. – $1030.00

Please email Kellie Hall at klhall@owu.edu if you are interested in registering for one of these classes.

Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year

See our Registration page for full information about registration for the 2021-2022 school year.


The learning day in each session begins with an hour of Guided Exploration throughout the building. During this time, children are free to choose activities such as studio art, dramatic play, science experiments, math games, block building, and quiet reading all assisted by OWU students and professional staff. At the end of Guided Exploration time, the children meet in designated Focus Groups to work on continuing projects, write in their journals, read and hear stories, have a snack, explore the outside learning environment, sing and dance, and have time in community.

Early Childhood Center


37 Park Ave.
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3935
F 740-368-2048
E klhall@owu.edu

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