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Kindergarten Wrap-Around and Before- & After-School Care

Monday, August 11, 2014 • 4:30pm

The start of the school year is around the corner.

Would your half-day kindergartener benefit from a stimulating enrichment program? Does your school-age child need a safe, nurturing place to go before school starts in the morning or after school ends in the afternoon? The Kindergarten Wrap-Around program at the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center provides a safe and enriching learning environment in areas such as: digital technology, health and wellness, creative arts, cooking, science, Spanish and computers. Learning-based activities blend creativity and independence that reinforce developmental skills.

The program allows for convenient drop off and pick up times at the Kirby Center with transportation provided to and from local schools, including during delayed openings and early dismissals due to inclement weather. Full-day care is available during school vacations and closings. Transportation is provided to and from the Madison Area YMCA Kirby Center for K-Wrap students who are enrolled in Family Center swimming, gymnastics, dance and sports classes. Options until 3:30 PM or 6 PM are available. An extended care option until 6:45PM is also available. The program is offered two to five days a week with a healthy lunch and snack provided. The After-School program for 1st through 5th graders is available two to five days per week with a healthy snack provided. Pick-up is 6PM. An extended care option is available until 6:45 PM. Bussing is provided to the Center from Chatham, Madison and Florham Park schools. Students participate in interactive learning, fitness and dedicated homework time. Transportation is also provided to and from local schools, including during delayed openings and early dismissals due to inclement weather. Full-day care is available during school vacations and closings. Transportation is provided to and from the Madison Area YMCA Kirby Center for students who are enrolled in Family Center swimming, gymnastics, dance and sports classes. A Before-school option, with drop-off as early as 7AM, is available for kindergarten through 5th grade students that includes a nutritious breakfast and activities with friends before school starts in the morning. Transportation is provided to local schools. The F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA is state-renowned as an early childhood development center and provides exceptional quality in childcare and curriculum-based early childhood education for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, Young 5 students and kindergartners. The Center also offers Before- and After-School Care and a kindergarten wraparound. As a former elementary school, the Kirby Center facility is specifically designed for children. Located on almost 3-acres of property, the Center has a full-size gym, full kitchen that serves snacks and meals developed by a staff nutritionist and five state-of-the-art playgrounds to serve all age groups. The F.M. Children’s Kirby Center is a member of the prestigious New Jersey YMCA State Alliance and a participating partner in the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey initiative to implement school-based food, nutrition and physical education programs. Financial assistance may be available. Contact Director of Childcare Services Laura Gloss at 973-377-4945 x3226 or lgloss@madisonymca.org.

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