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All Smiles! First Day of Kindergarten at the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA

Kirby Kindergartners on their first day of school! Credits: Madison Area YMCA

All smiles! Kindergartners at the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA report for the first day of school.

(Row 1) Quinn Turner from Madison; Simon Dietrich from Morristown; Jahmire Gollett from Florham Park; Lily Gomez from Madison and Austin Kerins from Chatham (Row 2) Lucy Canniffe from New Providence; Hunter Procaccini from Madison; Dimitrios Karounis from Madison; Benjamin Zeltmann – Madison and Benjamin DeGarcia from Madison (Row 3) Hazel Hart from Madison; Stella Souder from Madison; Adelyn Berg from Madison; Zyree Holland from Madison and Emmett Wheeler from Madison

The F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA is one of the largest early childhood development center and provides exceptional quality in childcare and curriculum-based early childhood education for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, Young 5 students and kindergartners. As a former elementary school, the Kirby Center facility is specifically designed for children. Located on almost 3-acres of property, the Center has a full-size gym, full kitchen that serves snacks and meals, a pediatric registered nurse on staff and five state-of-the-art playgrounds to serve all age groups.

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The F.M. Children’s Kirby Center is a member of the prestigious New Jersey YMCA State Alliance, a participating partner in the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey initiative to implement school-based food, nutrition and physical education programs and is also a flagship center for the Healthy U program which teaches preschool children the importance of physical activity and healthful nutrition. Financial assistance may be available for eligible families.

As a cause-driven charitable organization, the Madison Area YMCA is dedicated to nurturing the potential of every child and teen, and improving the community’s health and well-being and giving back by providing support to our neighbors.

 

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