Child Care & Education

The F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA
High-Quality, Full-Service Early Childhood Education Center


Child Care Hours: Monday – Friday 7 am to 6 pm
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 7 am to 6 pm

Thinking about fall and early education child care options?

Check out our virtual tour of the F.M. Kirby Children's Center of the Madison Area YMCA, a grow New Jersey Kids rated Center, conveniently located in quiet Madison neighborhood. With enrollment spots filling and availability limited due to mandated classroom capacity restrictions, parents are encouraged to inquire about securing their child’s enrollment spot today. Select enrollment opportunities are available for new families with children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. Please email Director of Child Care Services Karen Fusco.

More Information

The F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA is a state-renowned early childhood education center that offers curriculum based, comprehensive programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children. With ongoing enrollment, families can enroll in Kirby any time of the year. Teacher longevity, child-centered curriculum, STEM programming at every age, a YMCA membership, and a sprawling campus, complete with five playgrounds, away from busy streets make Kirby an ideal location for early childhood education.

Kirby provides a developmentally rich environment supported by a specially trained and caring staff who help children develop strong skills and physical, social and emotional confidence.

Kirby uses a recognized, developmentally appropriate curriculum for all ages delivered by caring, experienced teachers. Our average lead teacher tenure exceeds 10 years, and our child/teacher ratios typically exceed New Jersey state requirements.

As the site of a former elementary school, the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center is specifically designed for children. It is situated on almost three acres of property and boasts a full-size gym, a full kitchen that serves snacks and hot meals developed by a staff nutritionist and five state-of-the-art playgrounds to serve all age groups.

The F.M. Kirby Children’s Center offers Summer Day Camp for children entering kindergarten to second grade.