Ford Early Learning Center provides high-quality early education to children three and four years of age in center-based programs, transitional kindergarten, kindergarten, and first-grade classes.
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Ypsilanti 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 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.
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.
Parent Involvement Plan
Preschool - Kindergarten - 1st Grade
Kindergarten & 1st Full Day
Early Childhood Special Education
7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m
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.