Perry Early Learning Center specializes in early childhood education by providing a high quality experience to children ages 3-7


Perry Early Learning Center 550 Perry Street Ypsilanti, MI 48197 Phone: 734-221-1701 Fax: 734-221-1703
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Upcoming Events

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!

Perry ELC Virtual Tour

Kindergarten Round-up Choices

It's That Time Again! Kindergarten Round-up - ENROLL NOW!

Kindergartner readingKindergarten Round-up Program Choices

Kindergarten is an important milestone in a child's life, and as a parent, you want to make sure that your child receives the best education possible. There are many different options available for parents at Ypsilanti Community Schools when it comes to registering their child for kindergarten. At kindergarten roundup, children experience excitement beginning their new school year with eagerness for school activities.

To learn more about our Kindergarten programs attend one of our Kindergarten Round-up sessions listed on our website and flyers.

Please click on link below for more information about Kindergarten Choices and Guidelines.
Kindergarten Round-up Program Choices Information QR Code

YCS Preschool and Kindergarten Age Eligibility Guidelines 2024-2025

YCS Preschool and Kindergarten Age Eligibility Guidelines
2024-2025 School Year

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, 2024

· DOB Eligibility: 12/1/2020 through 11/30/2021

Eligibility: Age 4 by December 1st, 2024 

· DOB Eligibility: 12/1/2019 through 11/30/2020

Link to Preschool Interest Form

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 December 1st. 

· DOB Eligibility: 6/1/2019 through 12/1/2019

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, 2024. 

· DOB Eligibility: 12/1/2018 through 9/1/2019

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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Teachers Say Hello

Perry Early Learning Center

550 Perry Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Phone: 734-221-1701


Brian Dickerson

Administrative Assistant

Sharonda King-Djima
Administrative Assistant

Grade Levels

Preschool - Kindergarten - 1st Grade

School Hours

TK, Kindergarten, & 1st Grade
Full Day
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Early Dismissal
8:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Full Day
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Half Day
8:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m


Paul Garrett
Director of Dining Services