We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
The Madison Area YMCA is part of a worldwide associated based on Christian principles, inclusive of all people, provides quality programs that develop a healthy spirit, mind and body, and promotes the core values of caring, honest, responsibility and respect.
The Family Center, located at 111 Kings Road, in Madison, offers fitness and enrichment programs for all ages in our facility that features a fitness center, pool, saunas, whirlpool, locker rooms, a teen center, indoor children's playground and classrooms. The Family Center can be reached at 973-822-YMCA (9622).
The Early Childhood Education Center of the Madison Area YMCA, located at the FM Kirby Campus at 54 East Street, is a full service early childhood education center, serving children from 6 weeks to 12 years old in a safe and caring environment. The Early Childhood Education Center provides quality care for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age youngsters. Language and social development are integral to the caring, nurturing programs. Each infant and toddler is assigned to a regular teacher who becomes the child’s primary caregiver. The teacher provides one-on-one interaction and monitors the child’s social, physical, cognitive, and emotional development. Daily verbal communication and a tracking sheet that includes information about meals, moods, diapering, toilet training, activities, and milestones are provided. Childcare is available 2, 3, or 5 days a week from 7 am until 6 pm with an extended care option until 6:45 pm. Breakfast, hot lunch, snack, and formula are included in tuition. As children grow, our play-based curriculum provides them with opportunities for exploration and learning. The FM Kirby Campus may be reached at 973-377-4945.
Summer camps are available for all ages. Little Bit of Wantago is for children 3 years old through 5 years old (entering kindergarten), with 9 weekly sessions Camp Wantago for children entering K-3rd grade offers 10 weekly sessions
KidsQuest for children entering, grades 3 – 5 is a brand new Quest this summer! Choose from five different specialty themed weeks or participate in them all! Each week will combine our theme program with camp favorites like arts & crafts, sports and swimming. Weekly field trips will reflect the week’s focus. Campers will choose elective activities for flexibility in creating a camp experience that goes beyond expectations.
SummerQuest, for teens entering grades 6 – 10 is a daily travel camp with once/week sleepovers.
One and two-week gymnastics, dance and sport-specific clinics are also offered for preschool and school aged children.
Infants& Toddlers: From 6wks., primary caregiver assigned
Preschool: Half-day pre-k 3-5 yrs. old
Kindergarten: Curriculum exceeds NJ content standards; 9am-2:45pm including lunch
K-wrap: Incorporates kindergarten skills, prepares child for 1st grade
Before/afterschool: Grades k-6; breakfast, snack, transportation to local schools