The F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA’s kindergarten wraparound and school-age students participated in an interactive workshop hosted by Drew Dance, the Dance and Theatre Department at Drew University.
Led by the Drew Department of Dance Director Kimani Fowlin, the college students read stories by children’s book author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats and then put on a show in the gymnasium with movements based on the stories.
About the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center
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.
For more information about the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center, located at 54 East Street in Madison, please call 973-377-4945 or visit www.madisonareaymca.org.
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.