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.


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Upcoming Events

Read at Home Challenge

It is important for students to be reading and being read to at home each day. Studies have shown that children who are read to have higher vocabularies and do better in school.


Ford ELC Kindergarten Roundup

Kindergarten Roundup on Wednesday, February 27th from 2-7pm at Ford ELC, we will then have an additional registration day on April 2nd from 4-7pm. 

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Ford ELC Newsletters

December Newsletter

Ypsilanti YMCA Child Development Center  (CDC) 

Program for Child Care

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Parent Letter

Letter to Parents


YCS Preschool Calendar 2018-19 (Beatty, Ford, & Perry)

YCS Balanced Calendar 2018-19

Supplies List

Ford K-1st Classroom Supplies List

Parent Involvement Plan

Ford ELC parent involvement plan

EMU Bright Futures

EMU Bright Futures is thrilled to be a part
of the Ford Early Learning Center community!  We strive to offer a positive atmosphere, enriched
with supportive staff and community partners, by providing opportunities for kindergarten and
first-grade students to explore, learn, have fun and participate in community building and leadership activities. 


Do you have ideas to share? Concerns to discuss?        Do you want to know what is happening at Ford              ELC? Join Ms. Harris for Breakfast on the 1st                and 3rd Wednesdays of the month.  

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!

School Information

Ford Early Learning Center

2440 Clark Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48198
Phone: 734-221-1800
Fax: 734-221-1803
Jeanina Harris
Kathleen Miller
Dean of Students
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.        

Have you heard? Free Quality Preschool

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

Chartwells - Eat. Learn. Live.

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