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July 12, 2024

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Animal Center Offers After School Program for Kids

The animal center is partnering with the Children’s Kindness Network for this creative after school program for kids.

Children’s Kindness Network (CKN) and Williamson County Animal Center (WCAC) have partnered to offer an after school program for young students. 

Beginning October 18 and for each Tuesday through November 15, Middle Tennessee second and third graders are invited to the animal center to engage in fun “Moozie” activities from 4:15 – 5 p.m. CKN’s Moozie the cow is an inspiring kindness ambassador who comes with evidence-based lessons, songs and stories.

“They listen to her messages of kindness,” says Children’s Kindness Network Founder Ted Dreier. “Kindness to animals, to Earth, to others and to yourself.”

In addition to lessons from Moozie, activities will include animal care education and interactive arts, stories and songs. There is no cost to participate, but pre-registration is required. Those interested should email with “Moozie After School” in the subject line and provide the parent or guardian’s name and cell phone number along with the names and ages of the children they are registering.

Parents and guardians are welcome to participate in the activities and are encouraged to arrive at WCAC with their children at 4 p.m. Those who are interested can arrive earlier or stay after the program to look around the center.

WCAC is located at 1006 Grigsby Hayes Court in Franklin, near Franklin Christian Academy. The center is open to the public Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.; closed Sunday. For more information, visit


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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.