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Open House for Full-Day Kindergarten at the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA

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Kirby Kindergartners practice their writing. L-R: Isabella Giovinazzo, 6 of Madison; Evan Smith, 5, of Morristown; Cameron Visich, 5, of Madison; and Sophia Myers, 5, of Madison.
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Kindergarten Open House at the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center will take place 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 6, Wednesday, January 7 and Thursday, January 8.

As the elementary curriculums in our excellent local schools become increasingly rigorous, foundations must be laid early to prepare children to tackle the more complex, integrated learning that will be expected. Children need solid academic preparation, yet they also need to build the emotional resilience and social awareness that allows them to handle new situations with maturity and confidence. Learning to problem solve, build STEM skills, think critically, appreciate art, play an instrument, design, speak a foreign language, develop physical strength and write thoughtfully are no longer optional – they are necessary and do not fit neatly into a half day; yet, they have a profound influence on a child’s future success.

Come to our Kindergarten Open House and find out why the full-day kindergarten program at the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center gives children the best possible preparation for school, and for life. Visit www.madisonareaymca.org to see Kirby Kindergarten in action. 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. Discover Kirby Kindergarten.

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For families who need before- and after-school care, Kirby offers both early drop off at 7 a.m. and a Kindergarten Wraparound program until 3:30 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. that includes learning-based activities that blend creativity and independence which reinforces developmental skills. Extended care until 6:45 p.m. is also available.

For more information about Kindergarten Open House/enrollment for September or the Kindergarten Wraparound program, please contact Laura Gloss, Director of Childcare Services, at 973-377-4945 ext. 3226, or lgloss@madisonymca.org. The F.M. Kirby Children’s Center is located at 54 East Street in Madison. Visit madisonareaymca.org.

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