Perry ELC 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.


Perry Early Learning Center 550 Perry Street Ypsilanti, MI 48197 Phone: 734-221-1701 Fax: 734-221-1703
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2022 - 2023 School Year Calendar

2022 - 2023 School Year Calendar

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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!
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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.


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. 


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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Perry Early Learning Center

550 Perry Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Phone: 734-221-1701
Fax: 734-221-1703
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Lindsey Segrist

Principal's Office

Toyia Martin
Attendance Clerk
Allyson Abowd
Lead Teacher

Grade Levels

Preschool - Kindergarten - 1st Grade

School Hours

TK, Kindergarten, & 1st Grade
Full Day
7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Early Dismissal
7:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

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


Tiffany Houston
Director of Dining Services
Kandice Blank
Perry Early Learning Center
Carolynn Lofton
Ford Early Learning Center
Jasmine Rogan
Ford Early Learning Center