About Us

Our Programs

  • Provides high-quality early care and education service to children three and four years of age in center-based, full-day programs.
  • Children who attend a high-quality program in the year or two before kindergarten are better prepared for school academically, socially, and emotionally.
  • Preschool has 3 early childhood locations in Ypsilanti: Beatty ELC, Ford ELC, and Perry ELC. 
  • Preschool provides a comprehensive preschool experience to children, including children with special needs, to creatively challenge and develop their competency skills. 
  • The center-based preschool program utilizes a curriculum, which includes individualization and emphasizes the use of positive guidance.
  • Preschool has an excellent School Readiness and Transition program from Preschool to Kindergarten.
  • Nutritious meals, snacks, and transportation provided.
  • Preschool offers State of Michigan (GSRP) and federally (Head Start) funded preschool services FREE for families who qualify.  Go to Link to Washtenaw Preschool information. to fill out an interest survey.

Beatty ELC Profile

Special Services Offered in Building:

Full day state and federally funded preschool programs

Special education team available to provide IEP services and to determine eligibility of students referred for special education services

Three full-time Family Support Specialists onsite to help families achieve goals and obtain resources

Part-time Nurse onsite

Many parent volunteer opportunities 

Regular family events

Monthly parent meetings

Rotary Readers read to children weekly

Foster Grandparents program

Volunteers from U of M nurses program and Washtenaw Promise mentorship program

Fluoride Varnish and Mobile Dentist Services provided

Onsite Community Behavioral Health Clinic from EMU 

Sleep/Pajama Program for students and parents


Class Size Averages 

16 children per classroom, 2 adults (16:2) 


Instructional Staff (Full-Time Equivalent): 16

7 staff members have a teaching certificate; one additional staff member is currently enrolled in classes to obtain a teaching certificate

2 staff members have a Master’s Degree or higher

5 staff members are current or former Head Start parents

Support Staff: 10

Administrators: 1

School Communication


Beatty Early Learning Center

1661 Leforge Rd.
Ypsilanti, MI 48198

Principal: Erin Bradley

We are pleased to introduce our new principal at Beatty Early Learning Center, Erin Bradley. Mrs. Bradley holds a Master’s Degree in Special Education from the University of Michigan-Flint with a learning disabilities endorsement; she also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education/Language Arts from Eastern Michigan University, with an endorsement in early childhood education. Mrs. Bradley has been an educator for over 21 years, serving students from birth through college; before joining Ypsilanti Community Schools, she held several positions in the Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Genesee County. Currently, Mrs. Bradley is pursuing certification in school administration and central office administration.