Ford Early Learning Center provides high-quality early care and education service to children three and four years of age in center-based, full-day/part-day, part-year programs, kindergarten, and first-grade classes.

YCS Transitional Kindergarten Programs (Young 5's)

Ypsilanti Community Schools will now offer Transitional Kindergarten programs (Young 5's) at Ford ELC and Perry ELC starting in the 2017-18 school year. 

For more information for Ford ELC contact Micki Berg at 734.221.1800 and for Perry ELC contact Dr. Connie Thompson at 734.221.1700

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Upcoming Events

  • 31 Oct
    • Fall Frolic 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
      Fall Frolic
      Oct 31
      8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
      Ford ELC
      More information coming
  • 7 Dec
    • Ford Holiday Concert 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      Ford Holiday Concert
      Dec 7
      6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      Ford ELC
      YCS Music Department Performances 2017-2018
  • 12 Dec


Imagination Library

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a nonprofit organization that promotes early childhood literacy by giving free age-appropriate books to children

Link to information about Imagination Library.
Link to registration.

Parent Letter

Letter to Parents


YCS Tentative Balanced Calendar 2017-18
Subject to change based on union negotiations

YCS Tentative Preschool Calendar 2017-18
Subject to change based on union negotiations

Supplies List

Ford K-1st Classroom Supplies List

Parent Involvement Plan

Ford ELC parent involvement plan

Bright Futures

Washtenaw County School - Justice Partnership

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School Attendance Matters! Across the county, students, advocates, law enforcement and judicial officials, school professionals, and others are collaborating to educate parents, community members and students about the importance of regular school attendance.

Healthy Flyer: When your child is under the weather.
Sleep Flyer: Make Sure Your Children & Teens Get the SLEEP They Need!

Have you heard? Free Quality Preschool

Great Start Readiness Program - Michigan's Nationally Recognized Pre-K Program

School Information

Ford Early Learning Center

2440 Clark Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48198
Phone: 734-221-1800
Fax: 734-221-1803
Jeanina Harris
Rosalind Williams

Grade Levels

Preschool - Kindergarten - 1st Grade

School Hours

Kindergarten Full Day
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Early Childhood Special Education
Full Day
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.​
Early Dismissal
8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.        

Chartwells - Eat. Learn. Live.

Victoria Davis
Director of Dining Services
734-221-1024 xo: 317-869-4466