WELCOME TO THE FAMILY ACTION NETWORK

Your hub for family resources in the Lower Columbia Region

The Family Action Network, your hub for Family Resources in the Lower Columbia Region, respectfully acknowledges that we live, work, learn and play on the traditional unceded territory of the Sinixt (Sngaytskstx), Syilx (Okanagan), Ktunaxa and Secwepemc Peoples and give our gratitude to the ancestors and keepers of this land who have walked here before us.  We also acknowledge the many Metis and Inuit families who make this region their home today.

Beyond Behaviours - When is it More? Ages 4-8

Join us June 3 at 6PM for this free virtual event. In this video conversation, a parent and counsellor talk about the developmental stages of children who are 4-8 years old to better understand if our kids are on track, going through a phase, as opposed to struggling with something more.

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Latest News & Events For Children And Families

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Lower Columbia Summer Programs

Lower Columbia Summer Programs

A quick list of summer camp offerings in the Lower Columbia Region for 2024. Do you have plans for your kiddos this summer? Maybe a day or a week at Trail Martial Arts is in order to burn some energy, or a few days at Trail Gymnastics. Art Camps are always a hit, and...

Teddy Bear Picnic

Teddy Bear Picnic

June 12th! If you go down in the woods today, you're sure of a big surprise If you go down in the woods today, you'd better go in disguise For every bear that ever there was Will gather there for certain because June 12ths the day the teddy bears have their...

Upcoming Family Events

Upcoming Events

Jul
10
Wed
2024
9:00 am Camp Black Bear (5-12yrs) @ Rossland Museum
Camp Black Bear (5-12yrs) @ Rossland Museum
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Camp Black Bear (5-12yrs) @ Rossland Museum
Summer Camps and Programs CAMP BLACK BEAR 10% Discount for Members If the week you’re interested in is sold out, send us an email to be added to a waitlist! 2024 Camp Themes Drama-Rama July[...]
9:30 am Muffins & Munchkins (1-5yrs) @ Gyro Park, Trail
Muffins & Munchkins (1-5yrs) @ Gyro Park, Trail
Jul 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Muffins & Munchkins (1-5yrs) @ Gyro Park, Trail
What is it? Muffins & Munchkins is for families with children 1-5 years of age, please join us for play time at Gyro park! A snack & water will be provided. When: Wednesdays July 3rd,[...]
10:00 am Muffins & Munchkins (Ages 1-5) –... @ Trail United Church
Muffins & Munchkins (Ages 1-5) –... @ Trail United Church
Jul 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Muffins & Munchkins (Ages 1-5) - Trail @ Trail United Church
Event Info What is it? A fun group for toddlers aged 1 and up, along with their parent or caregiver. Family groups, please book one spot per family and in the notes section, indicate the[...]
10:00 am National Historic Places Day 202... @ Rossland Museum
National Historic Places Day 202... @ Rossland Museum
Jul 10 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
National Historic Places Day 2024 - (all ages) @ Rossland Museum
What is it? We’re a designated national historic event site for the Kootenay Mining Region, so we’re going to celebrate. The Museum will be open by donation all week, 10 am to 6 pm July[...]
Jul
11
Thu
2024
9:00 am Camp Black Bear (5-12yrs) @ Rossland Museum
Camp Black Bear (5-12yrs) @ Rossland Museum
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Camp Black Bear (5-12yrs) @ Rossland Museum
Summer Camps and Programs CAMP BLACK BEAR 10% Discount for Members If the week you’re interested in is sold out, send us an email to be added to a waitlist! 2024 Camp Themes Drama-Rama July[...]
10:00 am Mini Munchkins (0-18 months) @ Gyro Park, Trail
Mini Munchkins (0-18 months) @ Gyro Park, Trail
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Mini Munchkins (0-18 months) @ Gyro Park, Trail
What is it? Mini Munchkins is for families with children 0 -18 months old, please join us for play time at Gyro park! A snack & water will be provided. When: Thursdays July 11th, July[...]
10:00 am Mother Goose (0-5yrs) @ Trail Library
Mother Goose (0-5yrs) @ Trail Library
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Mother Goose (0-5yrs) @ Trail Library
Event Info What is it? Trail and District Public Library Program. For parents, caregivers, and service providers with children ages newborn to 5 years. Enjoy singing, rhyming, storytelling, and building new friendships. In person and[...]
10:00 am National Historic Places Day 202... @ Rossland Museum
National Historic Places Day 202... @ Rossland Museum
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
National Historic Places Day 2024 - (all ages) @ Rossland Museum
What is it? We’re a designated national historic event site for the Kootenay Mining Region, so we’re going to celebrate. The Museum will be open by donation all week, 10 am to 6 pm July[...]

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 professionals are available for free during the event. The spring clinic is drop in, parent led. No appointment necessary.  For more information, call FAN at 1-855-368-3707.

Next Clinic: April 12, 2024 in Trail BC, 9am until 4pm at the Memorial Centre's McIntyre Room

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.

Family Action Newsletter

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