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Open House at the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA: Tuesday, December 12

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MADISON, NJ  - The F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA, located at 54 East Street, will hold an Open House on Tuesday, December 12, from 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. and 4:30-6:30 p.m. Find out why our programs give children the best possible preparation for school and for life.

The F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA offers curriculum based, comprehensive child care and early childhood educational programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, pre-kindergartners, kindergartners and school-age children. Kirby provides a developmentally rich and socially responsible environment supported by a specially trained and caring staff who help children develop strong skills, healthy habits, and physical, social and emotional confidence.

Discover Kirby Kindergarten. As the elementary curriculum in our excellent local schools become increasingly rigorous, foundations must be laid early to prepare children to tackle the more complex, integrated learning. District teachers regularly comment that Kirby kids consistently stand out and arrive at school ready to work and to learn. Give your child that advantage.

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Before- and after-school programs are available for families who are looking for a character building experience that expands on schools' academic curriculum. Kirby offers before- and after-school programs that begin as early as 7 a.m. and extend until 6:45 p.m.to engage children outside of school hours.

Camp Wantago is Kirby’s summer day camp. With field trips twice per week, fun activities, games, time for learning and building friendships, the 10 weeks of Camp Wantago are filled with excitement! Every week has a new and exciting theme and our emphasis on S.T.E.A.M. activities ensures that children stay sharp and keep learning through the summer.

For more information, please contact F.M. Kirby Children’s Center Director of Child Care Services Ashley Diehl at 973-377-4945 x3226.  

The F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA is one of the largest early childhood development centers and provides exceptional quality in child care 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.

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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Chatham

A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, June 25 – Sunday, July 1, 2018

Please note that the library will be closed on Sundays now through Labor Day weekend

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To the Editor:

We want to thank our customers and the entire community for their support and devotion to our business. Our last day of business will be July 31.

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Sincerely,

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Sunny days, warm temperatures, and light winds don’t allow pollutants to be cleared from outside air. Instead, they encourage the formation of ozone, a leading air pollutant.  Ozone is ...