Madison Area YMCA

Child care, parenting and early education topics relevant to parents.

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Monday Sep 24, 2018

Studies show that the first 1,000 days make a difference in childhood nutrition. As a parent or caregiver, your nutrition decisions in the first three years of a child's life impact their eating habits for the rest of their lives. Learn healthy habits and tips to keep your children on the road to good health. Here are some popular questions asked by parents, including birthday party binge eating and what to do with all of that Halloween candy. 

Tuesday Jun 05, 2018

CHILDHOOD NUTRITION: The first 1,000 days makes all the difference. Learn the importance of providing healthier eating choices, how to conquer picky eaters’ habits and the secrets of appropriate portion management. Pediatric Nutritionist Connie Shirtz, discusses ways to ensure the health of young children. Join us on Wednesday, June 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA for the full FREE seminar. Register today at

Friday May 18, 2018

We welcome back Licensed Professional Counselor Carmen Vasto to answer parent questions on Children and Anxiety submitted after our seminar. Carmen ends the session with his top tips to help manage anxiety in children. 

Monday Apr 23, 2018

Welcome to the first podcast from the F.M. Kirby Children's Center of the Madison Area YMCA! In this podcast, we discuss Children and Anxiety with your host Amy Reed. Expert guests include Project Community Pride of the Madison Area YMCA Director Lisa Sprague, LCSW; and Licensed Professional Counselor Carmen Vasto, MA, LPC, ACS.

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