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Trail Mental Health Drop-in Family Support Group

The Trail Mental Health Drop-in Family Support group was formed in response to several human services providers and family members identifying the need to re-establish a family support group in Trail. Trail Family and Individual Resource (FAIR) Centre staff, with...

FAN OFFICE DROP INS DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE

Have you been hearing about the FAN/UBC study that offers free developmental checkups and an opportunity to complete the Toddler Development Instrument or TDI?  Throughout the month of June every Thursday from 9am to 11am, drop into the FAN office in downtown...

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

Jul
18
Thu
2019
1:00 pm Summer Reading Club (ages 6 to 1... @ Gyro Park
Summer Reading Club (ages 6 to 1... @ Gyro Park
Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Event Info What is it? Imagine the Possibilities, BC Summer Reading Club is FREE and FUN at your local library. A great way to maintain or improve summer reading skills over the summer! When: Every[...]
2:45 pm Kid’s Gardening Club (ages 2+) –... @ Rossland Public Library
Kid’s Gardening Club (ages 2+) –... @ Rossland Public Library
Jul 18 @ 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm
Event Info What is it? Kid’s Gardening Club When: Every Thursday from July 4th to August 22, 2019, 2:45 PM – 4:00 PM Where it Happens: Rossland Public Library, 2180 Columbia Avenue, Rossland BC Ages:[...]
Jul
19
Fri
2019
9:30 am Play Group (ages 0-5) – Trail @ Trail United Church
Play Group (ages 0-5) – Trail @ Trail United Church
Jul 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Event Info What is it? Free Drop In Play Group hosted by CCRR When: Every Friday from May 17th to June21st, 2019, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Where it Happens: Trail United Church, 1300 Pine[...]
10:00 am Summer Reading Club (ages 3 to 5... @ Trail Public Library
Summer Reading Club (ages 3 to 5... @ Trail Public Library
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Event Info What is it? Imagine the Possibilities, BC Summer Reading Club is FREE and FUN at your local library. A great way to maintain or improve summer reading skills over the summer! When: Every[...]
1:00 pm Summer Reading Club (ages 13 to ... @ Trail Public Library
Summer Reading Club (ages 13 to ... @ Trail Public Library
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Event Info What is it? Imagine the possibilities, BC Summer Reading Club is FREE and FUN at your local library. A great way to maintain or improve summer reading skills over the summer! When: Every[...]
Jul
20
Sat
2019
1:00 pm Robots! (ages 5-8) – Rossland @ Rossland Public Library
Robots! (ages 5-8) – Rossland @ Rossland Public Library
Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Event Info What is it? Space is limited. Registration is Required. When: Every Tuesday and Saturday from July 2nd to August 24, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Where it Happens: Rossland Public Library, 2180[...]
Jul
22
Mon
2019
11:00 am Toonie Swim July (all ages) – Trail @ Trail Aquatic and Leisure Centre
Toonie Swim July (all ages) – Trail @ Trail Aquatic and Leisure Centre
Jul 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Event Info What is it? Toonie Time Swim at the Trail Aquatic and Leisure Centre. When: Every Monday from July 1st to July 29th, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Where it Happens: Trail Aquatic[...]
Jul
23
Tue
2019
10:00 am Mother Goose (ages 0 to 3) – Trail @ Trail Public Library
Mother Goose (ages 0 to 3) – Trail @ Trail Public Library
Jul 23 @ 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. Drop in.[...]

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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.