Ford Early Elementary

2440 E. Clark Rd.
Ypsilanti, MI 48198

For more information regarding programming at Ford Early Elementary, please contact our Assistant Director, Will Spotts,

Program Description

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, and by providing opportunities for kindergarten and first-grade students to explore, learn, have fun and participate in community building and leadership activities.

The program runs Monday through Thursday, directly after school for two and a half hours.  Our program includes snack and supper, clubs, and daily academic enrichment time. We also offer a daily reading block where Bright Futures staff and America Reads tutors are available to read with youth. 

During non-pandemic programming, family events and trips are frequently offered. Including the opportunity to go to the theater and to sports events, participate in math/literacy nights, view student work, and share meals together. We also offer a six-week summer program that runs alongside the YCS summer school program schedule.

If you are interested in adding your student to the EMU Bright Futures at Ford wait list, please complete a Bright Futures interest form and return it to your child’s teacher or the main office.