Ford Early Learning Center 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.

YCS Transitional Kindergarten Programs (Young 5's)

Ypsilanti Community Schools will now offer Transitional Kindergarten programs (Young 5's) at Ford ELC and Perry ELC starting in the 2017-18 school year. 

For more information for Ford ELC contact Jeanina Harris at 734.221.1800 and for Perry ELC contact Dr. Connie Thompson at 734.221.1700


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Upcoming Events


We are striving to improve our attendance and to help students have every opportunity they can to be in school and learning.  Each week the class with the best attendance gets the grade level mascot in their classroom.  During February students who have 90% attendance or better will get to participate in a fun activity at the beginning of March.  This means missing no more than 2 days this month! Let's see who will win.

Read at Home Challenge

It is important for students to be reading and being read to at home each day. Studies have shown that children who are read to have higher vocabularies and do better in school.

Family Movie Night

We will be having a Family Movie Night on Thursday May 17 from 6pm-8pm

Join us for a movie, dinnner and fun. Cost: $1 per person for the movie. Hotdog, Chip, and Juice $2. Popcorn 0.50 
Bring a blanket and join us for: Rascal Rebel Rabbit Peter Rabbit

Spring Concert

Join us for our Spring Concert Thursday, May 24 at 6:30pm.

Students will share all of the great music they have been learning this year.  The concert will be in the auditorium at Ypsilanti Community Middle School Willow Run Campus. 

Imagination Library

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a nonprofit organization that promotes early childhood literacy by giving free age-appropriate books to children

Link to information about Imagination Library.
Link to registration.



Parent Letter

Letter to Parents


YCS Tentative Balanced Calendar 2017-18
Subject to change based on union negotiations

YCS Preschool Calendar 2017-18

Supplies List

Ford K-1st Classroom Supplies List

Parent Involvement Plan

Ford ELC parent involvement plan

EMU Bright Futures

EMU Bright Futures is thrilled to be a part
of the Ford Early Learning Center community!  We strive to offer a positive atmosphere, enriched
with supportive staff and community partners, by providing opportunities for kindergarten and
first-grade students to explore, learn, have fun and participate in community building and leadership activities. 


Do you have ideas to share? Concerns to discuss?        Do you want to know what is happening at Ford              ELC? Join Ms. Harris for Breakfast on the 1st                and 3rd Wednesdays of the month.  


Washtenaw County School - Justice Partnership

Click here for website.

School Attendance Matters! Across the county, students, advocates, law enforcement and judicial officials, school professionals, and others are collaborating to educate parents, community members and students about the importance of regular school attendance.

Healthy Flyer: When your child is under the weather.
Sleep Flyer: Make Sure Your Children & Teens Get the SLEEP They Need!

Ford ELC Earth Day 2018

School Information

Ford Early Learning Center

2440 Clark Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48198
Phone: 734-221-1800
Fax: 734-221-1803
Jeanina Harris
Rosalind Williams

Grade Levels

Preschool - Kindergarten - 1st Grade

School Hours

Kindergarten Full Day
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Early Childhood Special Education
Full Day
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.​
Early Dismissal
8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.        

Have you heard? Free Quality Preschool

Great Start Readiness Program - Michigan's Nationally Recognized Pre-K Program

Chartwells - Eat. Learn. Live.

Victoria Davis
Director of Dining Services
734-221-1024 xo: 317-869-4466