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New Thoughtexchange for Parents – Share to Win

New Thoughtexchange for Parents – Share to Win

To participate in the exchange, please point your browser to: https://my.thoughtexchange.com/408808924 Parenting in a pandemic has its challenges - as well as offering some amazing opportunities to connect with our kids.  We know that parents and children are...

Sensory Bins at Rossland Museum

Sensory Bins at Rossland Museum

The Rossland Museum and Discovery Centre now has two sensory bins for any young visitors with diverse needs to use to enhance their museum experience. These bins, sponsored by FAN and Kootenay Family Place, include a social story about visiting the museum,...

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

Sep
29
Tue
2020
9:00 am Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Rossland Summit School
Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Rossland Summit School
Sep 29 @ 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[...]
Sep
30
Wed
2020
9:00 am Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Rossland Summit School
Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Rossland Summit School
Sep 30 @ 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[...]
10:00 am Mother Goose (ages 0 to 3) – Trail @ Jubilee Park
Mother Goose (ages 0 to 3) – Trail @ Jubilee Park
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 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, and building new friendships. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED[...]
10:45 am Mother Goose (ages 0 to 3) – Trail @ Jubilee Park
Mother Goose (ages 0 to 3) – Trail @ Jubilee Park
Sep 30 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 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, and building new friendships. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED[...]
3:00 pm GET Club (Girls in grades 5-7) –... @ Trail Public Library
GET Club (Girls in grades 5-7) –... @ Trail Public Library
Sep 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Event Info What is it? Trail and District Public Library Program. GET stands for ‘Girls Empowered Together’. This club for girls in GRADE 5-7 will include inspiring guest speakers and activities that focus on fun,[...]
Oct
1
Thu
2020
9:00 am Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Rossland Summit School
Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Rossland Summit School
Oct 1 @ 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[...]
Oct
2
Fri
2020
9:00 am Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Rossland Summit School
Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Rossland Summit School
Oct 2 @ 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[...]
Oct
5
Mon
2020
9:00 am Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Rossland Summit School
Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Rossland Summit School
Oct 5 @ 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.