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Instructional Vision: Ford ELC is committed to providing high quality instruction that is equitable, intentional, relevant, focused, and standards-aligned to each student in our community ensuring the academic achievement and social emotional growth of every student.

Cultural Vision: At Ford ELC, our staff believes in building respectful relationships, presuming positive intent, and ensuring an equitable, thriving and safe school atmosphere. Through collaboration between staff and our community we create a welcoming, transparent and respectful environment where every student, family and staff is accepted and valued.

Ford Early Learning Center 2440 Clark Road Ypsilanti, MI 48198 Phone: 734-221-1800 Fax: 734-221-1803

YCS Preschool and Kindergarten Age Eligibility Guidelines 2022-2023

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.

Preschool

Eligibility: Age 3 by December 1st, 2022

  • DOB Eligibility:  12/1/2018 through 11/30/2019

Eligibility:  Age 4 by December 1st, 2022 

  • DOB Eligibility: 12/1/17 through 11/30/18

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 August 31st. 

  • DOB Eligibility: 6/1/2017 through 8/31/2017

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. 

Kindergarten

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, 2022. 

  • DOB Eligibility: 12/1/2016 through 6/1/2017

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.

 

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2022 - 2023 School Year Calendar

2022 - 2023 School Year Calendar

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*Please Note: Times subject to change.

 

https://www.ycschools.us/downloads/district_images/tn_virtual_tour.jpgYpsilanti Community Schools now has virtual tours of all district school buildings!  These tours will allow families to see what each building looks like and is a unique way of learning more about each school's educational programs!
Enjoy the virtual tour experience!

Ford ELC Virtual Tour

 

Parent Newsletter for Mayl.

Encuentre el boletín para padres de mayo adjunto a este correo electrónico.

21-22 Ford ELC Parent News 5-2-22 (1).pdf 

Español 21-22 Ford ELC Parent News 5-2-22.pdf 

Ford Enroll Now.pdf 

 

YCS and YDL student library card program

Ypsilanti Community Schools via spe.schoolmessenger.com We have exciting news for YCS students! Ypsilanti Community Schools and the Ypsilanti District Library are partnering to give every YCS student a free full-access library card with no late fees for borrowed items. The card is good at any Ypsilanti District Library branch for as long as your student remains enrolled in Ypsilanti Community Schools. You don't have to do anything more for your YCS student to receive a free full-access library card. However, if you wish for your student not to participate in the free full-access library card program, please contact the main office at your student's school. Thank you! We are truly excited about the resources and learning opportunities this partnership will provide YCS students

Ford Virtual Tour!

Please follow this link to take a virtual tour of Ford Early Learning Center.

Fall 2021 Registration Links

New Students link: Link to online registraton
Returning Students link: Link to student information update
Kindergarten Round-up Appointment Link: Link to Form
Preschool Student Link: Link to Preschool Information

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. 

Parent Involvement Plan

Ford ELC parent involvement plan 

Ford ELC Compact Signature
 

Ford ELC Facebook Page

 
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Have you heard? Free Quality Preschool

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

Ford Early Learning Center

2440 Clark Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48198
Phone: 734-221-1800
Fax: 734-221-1803
Daniel Young
Principal

Grade Levels

Preschool - Kindergarten - 1st Grade

School Hours

Kindergarten & 1st Full Day
Early Childhood Special Education
Full Day

7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Half Day
7:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Preschool
Full Day
7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Half Day
7:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m

 

Chartwells - Eat. Learn. Live.

Aja Smith
Director of Dining Services
734-221-1024

Instructional Vision: Ford ELC is committed to providing high quality instruction that is equitable, intentional, relevant, focused, and standards-aligned to each student in our community ensuring the academic achievement and social emotional growth of every student. 

Cultural Vision: At Ford ELC, our staff believes in building respectful relationships, presuming positive intent, and ensuring an equitable, thriving and safe school atmosphere. Through collaboration between staff and our community we create a welcoming, transparent and respectful environment where every student, family and staff is accepted and valued.