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Before & After School Programming

Expanding horizons and curriculum beyond the classroom with technology, art, science and health & fitness programs for children in kindergarten - 5th grade.

Before-School Program

Parents may drop their kindergarten - 5th grade children at the Kirby Center as early as 7:00 a.m., where they will spend some time with their friends and enjoy group activities.

A healthy breakfast and transportation to school are included in tuition. Full-day care and programming during school holidays, vacations and most closures are available with an additional fee.

After-School Program

Kirby also offers After-School care for children in kindergarten - 5th grade.

For our kindergarteners who attend morning half-day kindergarten, families can choose care until either 3:30 p.m. or until 6:00 p.m. two to five days a week with availability of extended care until 6:45 p.m. Our program best complements the half-day kindergarten in local districts by providing safe, enriching and developmentally beneficial afternoon wraparound care. Kirby provides transportation to and from schools in Madison, Chatham and Florham Park. Tuition includes a nutritious lunch and a healthy afternoon snack. .

Children are transported to the Kirby Center from their local schools for an afternoon of learning, fitness and fun, including dedicated homework time and supervised computer access.

Physical activity includes intramurals, strength training and team focused activities, all within the context of the Y core values of respect, honesty, caring and responsibility. The Healthy U program, which utilizes the CATCH fitness curriculum and nutrition education, is also part of the program. 

Enrichment programs that span art, computer animation, cooking, chess, etc. are offered on a rotating basis and are included in the tuition.

Transportation is also provided to and from the Family Center for students enrolled in swimming, gymnastics, performing arts and sports classes specially scheduled for Kirby.

A nutritious snack, transportation from school and full day care during school holidays and vacations are included in tuition on the days your child is enrolled. Other days can be added with an additional fee.

After-School care is available until 6:00 p.m. with an extended care option available until 6:45 p.m. and parents may register their children for two to five days a week.