Ready for first grade! The F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA celebrated kindergarten graduation where graduates enjoyed the ceremony with their families, friends and Kirby faculty and staff. 

Kindergarten at Kirby is an academically-focused, full-day program with an emphasis on STEM and reading and writing proficiency. The curriculum also includes foreign language, music and computer instruction, as well as field trips to support multi-dimensional learning. Kirby Kindergarten is taught by a NJ State-certified Lead Teacher with a Master’s degree in education and an experienced, degreed assistant in order to provide an individualized learning environment. Kirby is currently accepting students for Fall 2019 full-day kindergarten and the Kindergarten Wraparound program.

Financial assistance may be available for families that qualify. 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.

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The F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA is one of the largest early childhood development centers in Morris County. The Kirby Center provides exceptional quality, curriculum-based early childhood education and care for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, Young 5 students and full-day kindergartners, as well as kindergarten wraparound and school-age aftercare programs. As a Grow NJ Kids rated center, the Kirby Center has met the state benchmarks for delivering the highest quality in early childhood education and care. The Kirby Center is also licensed by the New Jersey State Departments of Children and Families, Education, Health, and Human Services. 

As a former elementary school, the Kirby Center facility is specifically designed for children. Kirby has a registered nurse on staff, a full-size gym and a full kitchen that serves snacks and meals that meet the latest nutritional standards of the Department of Agriculture. Located on almost 3 acres of property in a quiet residential setting, it also has five state-of-the-art playgrounds to serve all age groups.

The F.M. Children’s Kirby Center is a member of the 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.