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.

2017-2018 Enrollment Information

2017-2018 Enrollment Open House
Saturday, January 28, 2017
10-11:30 a.m.

Early Childhood Center
37 Park Ave.
Delaware, OH 43015
(Parking is available off-street on Park Ave. and Franklin St. and across Park Ave. in the lot behind the OWU campus library.)

  • Activities for children.
  • Teaching staff will be available to answer your questions about our quality program.
  • Former/Current parents will also be in attendance to address any questions you may have.

Registration (including the availability of online registration forms on this website) for the 2017-2018 school year will begin on February 1, 2017.


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