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January Open House at the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA

Jan 03, 2017

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Madison Area YMCA Marketing & Communications 

For Immediate Release

January Open House at the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA

(Madison, NJ) January 3, 2017 – The F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA, located at 54 East Street in Madison, will hold an open house on Monday, January 9, and Wednesday, January 11, from 9:30-11 a.m. and 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Kirby kids

The F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA offers curriculum-based, comprehensive childcare and early childhood educational programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners 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 as well as physical, social and emotional confidence. 

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. 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 have a profound influence on a child’s future success. 

Come to our Open House and find out why our programs at the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center give children the best possible preparation for school, and for life. 

For families who require before- and after-school care, Kirby offers both early drop off at 7 a.m. and extended care until 6:45 p.m. 

For more information about our Open House/enrollment for September or any of our childcare and school programming, please contact Linda Bartek-Smith, Director of Childcare Services, at 973-377-4945 ext. 3226, or email Visit

The Madison Area YMCA is a 501c3 cause-driven charitable organization dedicated to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.