About Us

Our Programs

  • 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.
  • Children who attend a high quality program in the year or two before kindergarten are better prepared for school academically, socially, and emotionally.
  • Preschool has 3 early childhood locations in Ypsilanti: Beatty ELC, Ford ELC and Perry ELC. 
  • Preschool provides a comprehensive preschool experience to children, including children with special needs, to creatively challenge and develop their competency skills. 
  • The center-based preschool program utilizes a curriculum, which includes individualization and emphasizes the use of positive guidance.
  • Preschool has an excellent School Readiness and Transition program from Preschool to Kindergarten.
  • Nutritious meals, snacks and transportation provided.
  • Preschool offers State of Michigan (GSRP) and federally (Head Start) funded preschool services FREE for families who qualify.  Go to Link to Washtenaw Preschool information to fill out an interest survey. 
  • Kindergarten
  • First Grade
  • Art, music and physical education offered to all kindergarten and 1st-grade students
  • Aligned kindergarten curriculum includes a strong literacy and math emphasis.
  • Award-winning early childhood architectural design houses many of the district’s youngest students.
  • Frequent participant in contemporary early childhood education research with international reputation.
  • Highly qualified teaching staff with on-going professional development in early childhood education

PERRY OFFERS

  • Art, music and physical education offered to all kindergarten students.
  • Aligned kindergarten curriculum includes a strong literacy emphasis.
  • Award-winning early childhood architectural design houses the district's youngest students. 
  • Frequent participant in contemporary early childhood education research with international reputation.
  • Highly qualified teaching staff with on-going professional development in early childhood education.

Special Services Offered in Building

  • General Education5 First Grade Classrooms
    • 6 Kindergarten Classrooms
    • 2 Transitional Kindergarten Classrooms
  • Preschool
    • 7 Head Start/Great Start Readiness Preschool Classrooms
  • Special Education
    • 3 Early Childhood Special Education Classrooms
    • Early On Intervention
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Social Work
    • 2 School Social Workers
  • School Nurse
  • Title One Intervention
  • 2 Title One Teachers (Math & Reading)
  • Unified Arts
    • Music
    • Physical Education
    • Art
    • Science
  • Bright Futures
  • Ann Arbor YMCA
    • Gymnastics
    • Kick, Catch, Throw
  • Parents in the Picture

Class Size Averages

  • 1st grade - 26
  • Kindergarten - 21
  • Preschool - 15
  • Early Childhood Special Education - 10

Staff

  • Teachers: 29
  • Support Staff: 21
  • Dean of Students: 1
  • Principal: 1

School Communication

Perry Early Learning Center Website

Perry ELC Activities

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