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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

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2019
4:30 pm Nobody’s Perfect Parenting (ages... @ Trail FAIR Society
Nobody’s Perfect Parenting (ages... @ Trail FAIR Society
Nov 18 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Event Info What is it? Free support for Moms and Dads of children from birth to age 6. Meet with other parents of young children, discuss real life parenting solutions, share parenting questions, concerns and[...]
Nov
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Tue
2019
8:30 am Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Nov 19 @ 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
Nov 19 @ 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
Nov 19 @ 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 PreSchool Story Time (3-5 years)... @ Beaver Valley Library
PreSchool Story Time (3-5 years)... @ Beaver Valley Library
Nov 19 @ 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 –[...]
10:30 am Building Beautiful Babies (Prena... @ First Presbyterian Church
Building Beautiful Babies (Prena... @ First Presbyterian Church
Nov 19 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
Event Info What is it? This Pregnancy Outreach (Building Beautiful Babies) program is a free, welcoming and supportive drop-in group for parents-to-be and those with babies up to 12 months of age. A nutritious meal[...]
11:30 am Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Rossland Summit School
Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Rossland Summit School
Nov 19 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
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[...]
3:00 pm Steam Lab 1.0 (ages 6-8) – Trail @ Trail Public Library
Steam Lab 1.0 (ages 6-8) – Trail @ Trail Public Library
Nov 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Event Info What is it? Trail and District Public Library Program. S.T.E.A.M Lab 1.0 (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) includes cooking, building challenges with LEGO, Keva Planks, special guests & more! Must Pre-Register. When:[...]

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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.