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.

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

May 2021

May 13- Ford Math Night!

May 14-Kindergarten Round Up Date

May 31- No School (Memorial Day)

June 2021

June 3- Kindergarten Round Up Date




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


Preschool, Young 5's, and Kindergarten Enrollment

Age Requirements for the 2021-22 School Year

Eligibility: Age 3 by December 1st, 2021

  • DOB Eligibility:  12/1/2017 through 11/30/2018

Eligibility:  Age 4 by December 1st, 2021 

  • DOB Eligibility: 12/1/16 through 11/30/17

Young Fives
a two-year program designed for children turning 5 years old between June 1 and August 31st.

  • DOB Eligibility: 6/1/2016 through 8/31/2016

Students who turn 5 after August 31st should enroll in the preschool program.

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, 2021. 

  • DOB Eligibility: 12/1/2015 through 6/1/2016

To register for Preschool at Ford, Perry, or Beatty go to www.washtenawpreschool.org


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Ford Virtual Tour!

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


Ford: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=EmjLWSGV6vc

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

Ford ELC parent involvement plan 

Ford ELC Facebook Page

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Ford Early Learning Center

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

Grade Levels

Preschool - Kindergarten - 1st Grade

School Hours

Kindergarten & 1st Full Day
8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
8:45 a.m.-2:15 p.m.
Early Childhood Special Education

 8:00 am-2pm

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Tiffany Houston
Director of Dining Services

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.