Youth Programs

Children in the Garden

Services for Younger Children


  • Bright Beginnings preschool program using the High Scope Curriculum for children ages 0-5 at Horicon Elementary


  • Learning through Play groups once a week for children ages 0-5 at the Point Arena Community Garden. 

    Caregivers must accompany children for both groups

Bright Beginnings

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Bright Beginnings 2021-22 Play Group is a unique partnership between Action Network Family Resource Center and Horicon Elementary School in Annapolis. Bright Beginnings is located at Horicon. 


Bright Beginnings provides a bilingual early childhood experience for 0-5 year-old children and their caregivers.


Academics follow the High Scope Curriculum; and exercise and nutrition follow the Sports, Play and Active Recreation for Kids program. Children and their caregivers will enjoy art, games, gardening, music, movement, literacy, free play, science projects and nutritious organic snacks. 


Classes are held during the school year:

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am-12:00pm

This is no longer a drop-off program, caregivers must attend.


Due to Covid-19 guidelines, class size is subject to change. There is no fee associated with this program. 


Teen Programs


  • Weekly teen program for youth ages 12 and up to teach social justice concepts, inspire leadership and bring awareness of substance abuse issues.

  • TAP: Teen Action Project click to learn more

  • Teen mental health counseling

  • Reach for Tomorrow Career Program to help inspire all ages about their academic and professional future

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Starts on
JUNE 28th