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“Check Early – Check Often”

What is early screening all about?

Early screening tools gather information in five developmental areas:

  1. Communication (“Am I talking to you?” “Am I hearing you?”)
  2. Gross motor skills (“Am I crawling, rolling over, trying to walk?”)
  3. Fine motor skills (“Can I use a crayon, pick up small objects?”)
  4. Problem solving (“Do I recognize myself in a mirror?”)
  5. Social – Personal (“How do I interact with others?” “How do I express feelings?”)

When you participate in early screening with your child, she or he will demonstrate their abilities in each of the five developmental areas. There are general age-based milestones that most children will pass through as they grow and learn. With regular screening, you have a way of tracking your child’s progress.

Ages and Stages Clinic October 3rd, 2017

Come and check your child’s development on Tuesday, October 3rd from 10:00am to 5:30pm. Early childhood and health care professionals are available for free appointments during the event. Pre-registration is a must. Call FAN today at 1-855-368-3707.

Checking Development Information

Preventing Little Bumps From Becoming Big Hurdles

Parents become very skilled at noticing all the little changes that happen as their child begins to learn and grow. Occasionally, a child hits a small bump in one of the developmental areas and could benefit from a little help.

When children get help early it helps to prevent them from falling behind, and from a small bump becoming a larger hurdle. Regular screening is a good way to track your child’s development.

Where Can I Get Screening Done Locally?

Kiro Wellness Clinic – 6 Month and 18 month Well Baby Check Up with Public Health Nurse
Ages and Stages Clinics – Annually, Fall and Spring events
Kootenay Family Place – Infant Development and Supported Child Development Program

“Check Early Check Often” Distribution Centres

Rossland Strong Start – A CBAL program
Fruitvale Strong Start – A Trail Family and Individual Resource Centre program
Four Winds Daycare – Rossland Group Licensed Childcare Centre
Beaver Valley Nursery School – Preschool for 3-5 year olds in the Beaver Valley
Building Beautiful Babies – A Trail Family and Individual Resource Centre program
CCRR Trail Office – Resources for parents and daycare operators, including the toy lending library. A Trail Family and Individual Resource Centre program

Grandparents Play An Important Role
For more information about Early Screening and Ages and Stages events, contact the Family Action Network at 1-855-368-3707