Perry ELC 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.



Mother Goose reading to 1st graders at Perry ELC


Perry Kindergarten Round-Up

Perry - Kindergarten Round-Up Dates

Perry ELC will be having their Kindergarten Round-Up. There will be two different dates.
 April 25th 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 pm


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Upcoming Events

  • 20 Mar
  • 23 Mar
  • 31 Mar
    • Annual Easter Egg Hunt 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM
      Annual Easter Egg Hunt
      Mar 31
      8:30 AM to 1:30 PM
      Perry Classroom & Cafeteria
      Perry ELC

      Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.
      Delta Psi Omega Chapter
      PO Box 8012
      Ann Arbor, MI 48107


      Requested 15 tables but have been informed they will need to rent them 
      if they are not on hand at the building. This event has a video call. Join: https://meet.google.com/aew-hdko-dem
  • 15 May
    • Perry Spring Concert 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
      Perry Spring Concert
      May 15
      6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
      Perry ELC
      This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/ycschools.us/jlynn6?hceid=eWNzY2hvb2xzLnVzXzYwMWtmbWwzMnJ2ZnFlNW9vOHFtYTJyaXM0QGdyb3VwLmNhbGVuZGFyLmdvb2dsZS5jb20.0k6lk5sto1j6jokut804h7h2ic&hs=121


Resources to help children deal with death and grief

Navigating Children’s Grief

Excerpts From an article written by Harold S. Koplewicz, MD

Perry ELC Parent Letter

Link to parent Letter

YMCA information

YMCA Programs - Perry ELC & Ypsilanti Community Programs Registration Brochure Session:
November 27-February 2, 2018
Registration Dates: November 13-24, 2017

Link to brochure


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

YCS Preschool Calendar 2017-18

Imagination Library

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

Have You Heard? Free Quality Preschool

Great Start Readiness Program

School Information

Perry Early Learning Center

550 Perry Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Phone: 734-221-1700
Fax: 734-221-1703
Anita Wilder
Dean of Students/Teacher Consultant
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Dr. Connie Thompson
Sharonda King-Djima
Dawn Kotcher
Attendance Liasion

Grade Levels

Preschool - Kindergarten - 1st Grade

School Hours

Full Day - 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

AM Session -  a.m.- p.m.  
PM Session -  p.m.- p.m.

Early Dismissal
8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  

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 Nina Harris at 734.221.1800 and for Perry ELC contact Dr. Connie Thompson at 734.221.1700

Link to flyer

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