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Children’s Grief Series – Greater Trail Hospice Society

Children’s Grief Series – Greater Trail Hospice Society

The Greater Trail Hospice Society is offering a support group for children ages 6-12, to share and talk about their experience of loss with other children their age.  Children can experience loss from a number of events, including death of a loved one or separation...

Toddler Time Ages and Stages

Toddler Time Ages and Stages

  Calling all toddlers! The Family Action Network is hosting the Fall Ages and Stages event Saturday, October 19th from 9:00-12:30pm, at the Blueberry Creek Community Hu. If you've got a child aged three or younger, call FAN now to book your spot. Ages and Stages...

Do you have a child between the Ages of 1 and 2 years old? FAN would like to connect with you!

FAN and UBC’s Human Early Learning Partnership are embarking on a two-year project to gather critical information on the developmental health of children between ages 1 and 2 years old and on the well-being of their families.

Upcoming Family Events

Upcoming Events

Oct
21
Mon
2019
8:30 am Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Oct 21 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
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. When: Every Monday from September[...]
8:30 am Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Rossland Summit School
Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Rossland Summit School
Oct 21 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
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 on first visit. When: Every Monday from September[...]
4:30 pm Traditional Parenting and Person... @ Trail FAIR Society
Traditional Parenting and Person... @ Trail FAIR Society
Oct 21 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Event Info What is it? Any parent or caregiver of an aboriginal child is invited to attend this group.  This group provides cultural connections and experiences; a traditional talking circle; an opportunity to learn about[...]
Oct
22
Tue
2019
8:30 am Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Oct 22 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
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. When: Every Monday from September[...]
10:00 am Itty Bitty Art Time (2-5 years) ... @ VISAC Gallery
Itty Bitty Art Time (2-5 years) ... @ VISAC Gallery
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Event Info What is it? Come with your little one & explore the world of art. Fun new projects every week! With rotating instructors Sarah Elizabeth Fibre Works, Alisha Van Wieren, & Sara Barr. Activities[...]
10:00 am Mother Goose (ages 0 to 3) – Trail @ Trail Public Library
Mother Goose (ages 0 to 3) – Trail @ Trail Public Library
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Event Info What is it? Trail and District Public Library Program. For parents, caregivers, and service providers with children ages newborn to 3 years. Enjoy singing, rhyming, storytelling, snacks, and building new friendships. Registration preferred[...]
10:00 am Motherwise (Post-Partum) – Trail @ First Presbyterian Church
Motherwise (Post-Partum) – Trail @ First Presbyterian Church
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Event Info What is it? Being a new mom is an amazing experience but it can also be stressful and overwhelming. You don’t have to face it alone! The Motherwise support group for parents experiencing[...]
10:00 am PreSchool Story Time (3-5 years)... @ Beaver Valley Library
PreSchool Story Time (3-5 years)... @ Beaver Valley Library
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Event Info What is it? Beaver valley preschool story time for children 3 to 5 years old and their caregivers. Must pre-register. When: Every Tuesday from September 10th to November 26th, 2019, 10:00 AM –[...]

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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: Dates TBD

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.