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Youth Programs

Bright Beginnings 2022-23

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Bright Beginnings 2022-23 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 an early childhood experience for 3-5 year-old children.


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

This program follows the Horicon School calendar year, beginning September 13 thru December 15, 2022. In January, this will become a 4-hour drop off program for the remainder of the school year. Enrollment will be required as space is limited to 12 children.

Monday - Friday 8:00am-12:30pm

Parents/Caregivers must accompany their children for the program for Fall.

Teacher: Jamie Cook

Details for January - June 2023 program will be announced prior to the end of the Fall semester. To stay updated please join our mailing list to receive our quarterly newsletter.

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Children in the Garden

Services for Younger Children


  • Bright Beginnings Learning Through Play program using the High Scope Curriculum for children ages 0-5 at Horicon Elementary.

  • Garden Together for children ages 0-5 at the Point Arena Community Garden Mondays 10-11am

  • Play Group for children 0-5 and their parents/caregivers at Coast Community Library

       Tuesdays & Wednesdays 11am - 1pm



Teen Programs


  • After School teen program for youth ages 12 and up to teach healthy relationships, social justice concepts, inspire leadership and bring awareness of substance use 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

  • Teen Internships: work experience and community service.

  • Environmental Stewardship: learning about the natural environment, local ecosystem, climate change awareness and self-regulation.

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