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New Resources For Mental Wellness At Our Local Libraries

New Resources For Mental Wellness At Our Local Libraries

Mental Wellness is at the forefront of many minds, especially during this past year.  Now, more than ever before, parents are looking for family-friendly resources to help their children navigate big worries. The Greater Trail Early Years Coalition came together to...

Traditional Parenting and Personal Healing Group

Traditional Parenting and Personal Healing Group

The Family Action Network is happy to support The Circle of Indigenous Nations Society in its ability to offer a Traditional Parenting and Personal Healing Group for Parents and Caregivers in our region. This group begins Tuesday August 4th 2021 and will run on...

Upcoming Family Events

Upcoming Events

Sep
21
Tue
2021
8:30 am Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years... @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years... @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Sep 21 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years) - Fruitvale @ Fruitvale Elementary School | Fruitvale | British Columbia | Canada
Event Info What is it? A free school-based, early learning program for children and their parents and/or caregivers. Please bring birth certificate and care card to register at first visit. MUST PRE-REGISTER WE ARE BACK!!!!!![...]
11:30 am Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years)... @ Rossland Summit School
Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years)... @ Rossland Summit School
Sep 21 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years) - Rossland @ Rossland Summit School | Rossland | British Columbia | Canada
Event Info What is it? Everyone is getting excited about coming back to StrongStart and we can now accommodate 12 families each day! We will continue to take bookings for the month of September by[...]
1:00 pm Muffins & Munchkins (0-5 Years) ... @ Trail United Church
Muffins & Munchkins (0-5 Years) ... @ Trail United Church
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Muffins & Munchkins (0-5 Years) - Trail @ Trail United Church
Event Info What is it? Free Play and Learning Group. Hosted by FAIR. Meet new families, make new friends. Families with children 0-5 years welcome! Registration Required. Space is limited. When: Every Tuesday from September[...]
2:00 pm Busy Hands Social (All Ages) – T... @ Trail and District Public Library
Busy Hands Social (All Ages) – T... @ Trail and District Public Library
Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Busy Hands Social (All Ages) - Trail @ Trail and District Public Library
Event Info What is it? Meet up with old friends, or make new ones. Chat while colouring or viewing the artifacts in the museum. When: Every Tuesday from  September 21st to November 23th, 2021, 2:00[...]
3:00 pm Tots Soccer (4-6 yrs) – Rossland @ Cooke Field, Rossland
Tots Soccer (4-6 yrs) – Rossland @ Cooke Field, Rossland
Sep 21 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Tots Soccer (4-6 yrs) - Rossland @ Cooke Field, Rossland
What is it? Tots T-ball (4 – 6 years) Join us to learn the fundamental movements of soccer: running (with and without the ball), jumping, twisting, kicking, throwing and catching. At this level, the objective[...]
Sep
22
Wed
2021
8:30 am Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years... @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years... @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Sep 22 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years) - Fruitvale @ Fruitvale Elementary School | Fruitvale | British Columbia | Canada
Event Info What is it? A free school-based, early learning program for children and their parents and/or caregivers. Please bring birth certificate and care card to register at first visit. MUST PRE-REGISTER WE ARE BACK!!!!!![...]
9:00 am Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years)... @ Rossland Summit School
Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years)... @ Rossland Summit School
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years) - Rossland @ Rossland Summit School | Rossland | British Columbia | Canada
Event Info What is it? Everyone is getting excited about coming back to StrongStart and we can now accommodate 12 families each day! We will continue to take bookings for the month of September by[...]
12:30 pm Rossland StrongStart Baby Group ... @ Rossland Summit School
Rossland StrongStart Baby Group ... @ Rossland Summit School
Sep 22 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Rossland StrongStart Baby Group (0-12 Months) - Rossland @ Rossland Summit School | Rossland | British Columbia | Canada
Event Info What is it? Everyone is getting excited about coming back to StrongStart and we can now accommodate 12 families each day! We will continue to take bookings for the month of September by[...]

Family Action Network Newsletter

Stay up to date on what’s happening for families in the Lower Columbia region of beautiful British Columbia. We now have more specific newsletter lists that are tailored towards the different Ages & Stages of your child for you to choose from. Sign up today!

 

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Check Early Check Often

Early Childhood Development Screening for All Children 0-6

The early years (from birth to age 6) are an important time in your child’s life. How your child plays, learns, speaks and acts provides important clues about their development. As a parent or caregiver, you are the ‘expert’ about your child, as you spend the most time with them and understand them. When you know what typical milestones are for a child at a certain age, you have a way to track their development and recognize whether there are any concerns.

The Family Action Network (FAN) has produced this video, featuring the voices of parents, early childhood professionals and community leaders to give information on the importance of checking your child’s development ‘early and often’ through the early years period.

 

Check Early Check Often

Early Childhood Development Screening for All Children 0-6

The early years (from birth to age 6) are an important time in your child’s life. How your child plays, learns, speaks and acts provides important clues about their development. As a parent or caregiver, you are the ‘expert’ about your child, as you spend the most time with them and understand them. When you know what typical milestones are for a child at a certain age, you have a way to track their development and recognize whether there are any concerns.

The Family Action Network (FAN) has produced this video, featuring the voices of parents, early childhood professionals and community leaders to give information on the importance of checking your child’s development ‘early and often’ through the early years period.

 

Ages and Stages Clinic

Come and check your child’s development at an upcoming spring or fall Ages and Stages Clinic. Early childhood and health care professionals are available for free appointments during the event. Pre-registration is a must.  For more information, call FAN at 1-855-368-3707.

Next Clinic: April 19-21, 26-28, 202 By Appointment at Robson StrongStart.  For appointment call 1-855-368-3707 to register or for more information.

Children develop at their own pace. Information provided here is a guide. If you have concerns about your child’s development, talk to your health care provider, Public Health Nurse or call the Family Action Network at 1-855-368-3707.

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