Pre-K - Kindergarten - 1st

Ypsilanti Community Schools has four Pre-K and Kindergarten schools: Beatty, Ford, Perry and Ypsilanti International 


Beatty Early Learning Center
Link to Beatty Early Learning Center
Head Start
Director: Keynon Atchison
Address: 1661 LeForge Rd

Perry Early Learning Center
Link to Perry Early Learning Center
Grades: Pre-kindergarten through 1st grade
Principal: Brian Dickerson
 Address: 550 Perry Street

Ford STEAM Early Learning Center
Link to Ford STEAM Early Learning Center
Grades: Pre-kindergarten through 1st grade
Principal: Daniel Young
Address: 2440 Clark Road

Ypsilanti International Elementary School
Link to Ypsilanti International Elementary School
Grades: K through 5th grade
Principal: Dr. Cassandra Sheriff
Address: 503 Oak Street


Link to Ypsilanti YMCA Child Development Center (CDC)
Program for Child Care
Chapelle School
Address: 111 South Wallace Boulevard

Enrollment Information

Immunization Waiver

Link to waiver
Link to waiver - Spanish Version

New Vaccine Waiver Rules

Link to New Vaccine Waiver Rules

Your child must be 5 Years old by September 1, 2018

Washtenaw Preschool Programs

Link to Washtenaw Preschool Programs

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Kindergarten Enrollment Information

YCS Preschool and Kindergarten Age Eligibility Guidelines 2024-2025

YCS Preschool and Kindergarten Age Eligibility Guidelines
2024-2025 School Year

Welcome to Ypsilanti Community Schools Preschool and Kindergarten Programs. We look forward to getting to know you and your family.  The information below will assist you in the registration process.


Eligibility: Age 3 by December 1st, 2024

· DOB Eligibility: 12/1/2020 through 11/30/2021

Eligibility: Age 4 by December 1st, 2024 

· DOB Eligibility: 12/1/2019 through 11/30/2020

Link to Preschool Interest Form

Our preschool program focuses on the social, emotional and academic needs of the Three and Four-year-old child. Our teaching staff provides developmentally appropriate activities in Math, Science, Reading and Writing. Your child will learn Kindergarten Readiness skills and help build a solid foundation for success in his/her educational journey.

Young Fives

Young Fives is a two-year program designed for children turning 5 years old between June 1 and December 1st. 

· DOB Eligibility: 6/1/2019 through 12/1/2019

The program provides a strong foundation for future success in all areas of learning. Children are taught with hands-on materials, songs, and games. They are assessed by observation and work samples. Upon completion of the two-year program, children enter first grade.

Students who turn 5 after August 31st should enroll in the preschool program. 


Eligibility: According to Michigan Compiled Law under MCL 380.1147 and 388.1606 enrollment age for incoming kindergarten students are as follows:

· Students must turn 5 by September 1, 2024. 

· DOB Eligibility: 12/1/2018 through 9/1/2019

Exceptions Provided for Kindergarten Enrollment Age

If a child is not 5 years of age by September 1st, but will be 5 not later than December 1st.  Kindergarten Waiver Request form must be submitted prior to beginning school. 

A school district that receives this written notification may make a recommendation to the parent or legal guardian that the child is not ready to enroll in kindergarten due to the child's age or other factors. The school will work with the parent/guardian to make the best placement decision for your child.