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


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Q&A: Michigan unemployment agency answers questions about issues applying for benefits

The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) is dealing with unprecedented demand due to the coronavirus pandemic.

More than 1 million have filed for benefits in the state in the last several weeks, and the UIA has been hit with massive technical issues due to the demand online and by phone.

Related: Michigan unemployment help and resources -- updated list

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A Letter from YCS Superintendent: Ford ELC

Ford ELC Parents and Guardians-

Please find a letter from Superintendent Alena Zachery-Ross regarding Ford Early Learning Center.

A Letter from YCS Superintendent Regarding Ford ELC 

IMPORTANT: Links for at home learning during school CLOSURE 

Please visit the Ford Family News page to access links for furthering your child's learning during this time at home. 

Watch the Ford Staff read children's books! 

Visit Staff Read Alouds to watch and listen as Ford staff read helpful and favorite books. Can be used on any electronic device.

School Closure

March 13- April 5, 2020

February Math & Dance Night

Click on Ford Family News to see pictures of the successful night!

October 2019 Student of the Month & Attendance  Assembly

Pictures and information here!


YCS Preschool Calendar 2019-20 (Beatty, Ford, & Perry)

YCS Calendar 2019-20

Parent Involvement Plan

Ford ELC parent involvement plan 


School Information

Ford Early Learning Center

2440 Clark Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48198
Phone: 734-221-1800
Fax: 734-221-1803
Joy Roza

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.        

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