Curiosity Corner Preschool

You want your child to have the best start to their school years, and being a part of Curiosity Corner Preschool, will give your child a head start to being successful in their K-12 educational journey! Curiosity Corner offers a variety of programs for children 2 1/2 through 5 years old. Enrollment is OPEN.

In the end, It's a good beginning that counts!

We believe families help to make a difference in educational achievement, therefore, we encourage parents to volunteer in our classrooms (volunteer forms must be filled out and approved), and help keep that parents/teacher communication open. Both our 3's and 4's programs have a lead teacher and an aide, in each classroom.

Experienced caring teachers, provide an age appropriate curriculum that supports our school district's kindergarten programs. 

Sharing, cooperating, taking turns, and learning self-help skills are so important for school success! At Curiosity Corner, your child will build confidence and social skills through free play, games, outdoor play, songs, art, science, math and so much more.

You may also bring younger siblings to one of our 2 weekly playgroups  (see TOTS Program) while your preschooler attends class. They will make new friends and build social skills, to help prepare them for preschool. Visit us soon in the Runciman building! We look forward to meeting your family! 

Mission Statement

To provide a positive atmosphere for children to grow intellectually, socially, and physically through cooperative partnerships between parents and staff.

During your child's first steps into their educational journey, our preschool programs will work with you and your family to raise healthy, confident, and academically successful children. Make the most of these critical first years by being a part of our programs! These are the years when you can make a big difference in your child's development - and your child's future.

The Lowell Area Community Fund and our schools have partnered for over 12 years, to build a dynamic early childhood program, found in no other community!  Explore our programs and choose the one that is right for you!

Classes Offered for 2018-2019

Classes offered for the 2018-2019 school year:

Enrollment available starting March, 5 2018

Little Explorers

  • Friday  9:15-11:15  $50/month

3's Classes (Child needs to be 3 years old by September 1st)

3's classes will now have two teachers in each class

  • M/W AM 9:00-11:30  $110/month
  • M/W PM 12:15-2:45  $110/month (only if AM class is full)
  • T/TH AM 9:00-11:30  $110/month

4's Classes (Child needs to be 4 years old by September 1st)

New this year: We are excited to announce that we will be offering an Extended Day Program. Once you have received your child's placement for the school year, you will have the option to sign up for an extended day program. This program will meet two days a week on Monday and Wednesdays or Tuesday and Thursdays, for an hour and a half, following your child's regular class time. The children will receive the experience of having lunch at school and experience more hands on activities with science and math. The cost for the extended day will be $50 a month, and will run from October through April. 

  • M/W/F  FULL AM 9:15-11:45  $130/month
  • M/W/F  PM 12:30-3:00  $130/month
  • M-TH  AM 9:15-11:45  $160/month
  • T/TH  FULL AM 8:55-11:55 $120/month​

Registration 2018-2019

Parent Information

How many students are in the preschool classes?
Our Little Explorers classroom have 1 to 2 teachers, and one family volunteer with no more than ten children per class.

Our three-year-old classrooms have two teachers, and no more than seventeen children per class.

Our four-year-old classrooms have two teachers, and no more than nineteen children per class.

Our Extended Day Program for the four-year-olds have two teachers, and no more than seventeen children per class.

Where do I send my child's registration fee and paperwork?
Send to:
700 Elizabeth Street

Lowell, MI 49331

What will my child learn in preschool?
All of our preschool programs have a core curriculum that focuses on academic, social, emotional, and physical development of each individual child. Our programs are linked to local and state school readiness expectations.

Are there parent-teacher conferences?
We welcome communication with your child’s teacher at any time during the school year! Formal conferences are not scheduled for 3’s, but families will receive information about their child’s progress at the end of the school year. In our 4’s program, there will be a phone conference in the fall and then a formal conference in the spring. All 3’s and 4’s families will receive a preschool progress report at the end of the school year.

What supplies are needed for preschool?
Each child should bring a bag or backpack with his/her name written on the inside. Each child will also need to bring an extra set of old clothes in a baggie with their name on it to leave at school. The clothes will be returned in the spring. Although we don’t ask for parents to purchase markers, glue sticks or classrooms necessities, donations are always appreciated!

Are refunds available?
We are unable to give refunds for vacations or illness. Registration fees are non-refundable.

How do I drop off and pick up my child for class?
Little Explorer’s DROP OFF and pick up in between the set of double doors.

3’s and 4’s DROP OFF: Please line up in vehicles by the Curiosity Corner Sign in the parking lot no earlier than 9:00 for 3’s and 9:10 for 4’s (Tuesday/Thursday 4's group may line up by 8:50). Teachers will help your child out of the car and take them to the playground. Please have your child FULLY dressed and ready for outdoor play. Using the restroom right before you come to school is a must.

PICK UP: Please wait in between the set of double doors for pick-up. It is helpful to always have your photo ID, in case there is a sub. If there is someone else picking up, please send in a note with the date and your signature of the person picking up. Please remember that a picture ID/driver’s license must be with the adult before we will release a child.

Are there any special clothes my child will need for class?
Preschool clothing should be comfortable and washable. Pull-up slacks are easier for children just newly potty trained. We ask that children wear closed-toe shoes for active play. Clothing that will be removed such as hats, mittens, and coats should be labeled with the child’s name.

Program Information

All students must be 3 or 4 years by September 1st

A $40 non-refundable registration fee is due when you register.  After August 1st, the registration fee is $55, unless other arrangements have been discussed with the Director.  The registration fee is not applied towards the monthly tuition payment.  Tuition payments are due the 1st of the month, September through May.  The September payment is due the first week of class.

Tuition Costs
Little Explorers - $50 per month
3s Class - $110 per month
4s Class (T/Th) - $120 per month
4s Class (M-Th) - $160 per month
4s Class (M,W,F) - $130 per month

Families in our Little Explorers class must volunteer 6-7 sessions per year.  Grandparents, relatives and anyone over the age of 18 are welcome to volunteer after a DHS check has been cleared.  You will be able to select your days you wish to help in the classroom at the beginning of the school year. 

Our three and four year old classes have two teachers, but parents are welcome to volunteer at any time after the volunteer forms are approved (DHS forms DO NOT need to be filled out).

Preschool Open House will be held prior to the start of school.  The preschool will run in conjunction with the Lowell Area Schools schedule.  If there is a delay for Lowell Area Schools, the morning preschool will not meet, nor will that class be made up.  The preschool will not operate when the district is closed due to weather.

Children in the 4s classes should be toilet trained. 

Required forms, must be returned and on file prior to the first day of school.                          Send to: Curiosity Corner Preschool at 700 Elizabeth Street   Lowell, MI 49331