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High-Quality, Full-Service Early Childhood Education

Thinking about early education child care options?

Visit our F.M. Kirby Children's Center website and 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. Select enrollment opportunities are available for new families with children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old.

More Information On the Kirby Center

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, and preschoolers. 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 gyma 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.

Madison Area YMCA's Summer Day Camp MiniQuest (preschool, ages 3-4), is located at the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center. For more information on Quest Camps (preschool - entering grade 11), click here

Please visit our F.M. Kirby Children's Center website for more details.

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F.M. Kirby Children's Center
54 East Street, Madison, NJ 07940

Child Care Hours
Monday to Friday
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Office Hours
Monday to Friday
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.