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Mamas for Mamas – Connecting Families in a Safe Online Space

Mamas for Mamas – Connecting Families in a Safe Online Space

Mamas for Mamas is a national charitable organization that supports mothers and caregivers in crisis by providing ongoing support to individuals and families facing various poverty-related struggles. Our mission is to change the landscape of poverty through innovative...

Children’s Grief Group Starting up in Trail Next Week

Children’s Grief Group Starting up in Trail Next Week

Children grieve too, and the Greater Trail Hospice Society is hosting a Children's group to help them navigate grief.  The grief could be the loss of a loved one, a pet, a move or a divorce.  The dedicated volunteers will help children manage emotions and walk along...

Upcoming Family Events

Upcoming Events

Nov
25
Wed
2020
9:00 am Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Nov 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 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. MUST PRE-REGISTER All children must[...]
9:00 am Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Rossland Summit School
Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Rossland Summit School
Nov 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 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. Due to COVID-19 parents MUST[...]
3:00 pm Study Hall (school age) – Trail @ Trail and District Public Library
Study Hall (school age) – Trail @ Trail and District Public Library
Nov 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Event Info What is it? Trail and District Public Library Program. Need help with your subjects? This program is here to help. Students, parents and self-learners all welcome.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED – Space is limited.[...]
Nov
26
Thu
2020
9:00 am Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Nov 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 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. MUST PRE-REGISTER All children must[...]
9:00 am Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Rossland Summit School
Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Rossland Summit School
Nov 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 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. Due to COVID-19 parents MUST[...]
3:00 pm Young Naturalists (ages 8-14) – ... @ Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre
Young Naturalists (ages 8-14) – ... @ Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre
Nov 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Event Info What is it? Explore the heritage and science of nature and learn all about the unique botanical tapestry of your own backyard! When: Thursdays Starting November 19th, 2020, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM[...]
Nov
27
Fri
2020
9:00 am Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Nov 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 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. MUST PRE-REGISTER All children must[...]
9:00 am Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Rossland Summit School
Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Rossland Summit School
Nov 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 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. Due to COVID-19 parents MUST[...]

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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: August, 25, 27 & 28, 2020 @ 9AM-3PM, On-line via Zoom or by phone 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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