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Your hub for family resources in the Lower Columbia

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Join other parents and guardians to talk about and explore issues relevant to our local children.  As your child is cared for by experienced childcare providers; enjoy a meal, build connections, and have conversations important to you! Space is limited. WINTER REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

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Latest News & Events For Children And Families

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How can we better support families in our region?

How can we better support families in our region?

The Family Action Network is once again seeking input from families like yours to help set our strategic direction.  Please consider spending a few minutes to share your thoughts on what local family service agencies can do to better support you.  Our network is...

Upcoming Family Events

Upcoming Events

Feb
6
Mon
2023
8:30 am Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years... @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years... @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Feb 6 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years) - Fruitvale @ Fruitvale Elementary School | Fruitvale | British Columbia | Canada
Event Info What is it? StrongStart is a free, school-based Early Learning Program located at Fruitvale Elementary school. For children aged 0-5 years and their parent/caregiver.  8:30am to 11:30am Monday to Friday following the school[...]
9:00 am Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years)... @ Rossland Summit School
Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years)... @ Rossland Summit School
Feb 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years) - Rossland @ Rossland Summit School | Rossland | British Columbia | Canada
Event Info What is it? StrongStart will be starting up on Monday September 19 at 9 am. It will be drop in and masks are optional. Parents will be required to fill out a bit[...]
10:00 am Drop in Playdate (ages 0 to 5) –... @ Trail and District Public Library
Drop in Playdate (ages 0 to 5) –... @ Trail and District Public Library
Feb 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Drop in Playdate (ages 0 to 5) - Trail @ Trail and District Public Library | Trail | British Columbia | Canada
Event Info What is it? Drop in between 10:00-11:30 for free play for the little ones and social time for the grown ups. When: Every Monday from 10:00 AM – 11:30, January 16 – March[...]
Feb
7
Tue
2023
8:30 am Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years... @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years... @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Feb 7 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years) - Fruitvale @ Fruitvale Elementary School | Fruitvale | British Columbia | Canada
Event Info What is it? StrongStart is a free, school-based Early Learning Program located at Fruitvale Elementary school. For children aged 0-5 years and their parent/caregiver.  8:30am to 11:30am Monday to Friday following the school[...]
9:30 am Indoor Playground (0-6 years) – ... @ Rossland Miners Hall
Indoor Playground (0-6 years) – ... @ Rossland Miners Hall
Feb 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Indoor Playground (0-6 years) - Rossland @ Rossland Miners Hall
Event Info What is it? *NOW ON TUESDAYS* Drop in with Rossland Recreation for a chance to let your babies, toddlers and preschoolers run free and for you to relax. Bouncy castle, riding cars, toys,[...]
10:00 am Play & Learn Outdoors (Ages 3-5)... @ Various Parks and Trails
Play & Learn Outdoors (Ages 3-5)... @ Various Parks and Trails
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Play & Learn Outdoors (Ages 3-5) - Rossland @ Various Parks and Trails
What is it?  Play and learn outdoors. Explore Rossland trails and parks through free play, nature-based crafts & activities, stories and songs! January 17: Rotary Nickel Plate Park January 24: Centennial Trail (parking lot) January 31:[...]
10:00 am Rossland StrongStart IT Group (0... @ Rossland Summit School
Rossland StrongStart IT Group (0... @ Rossland Summit School
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Rossland StrongStart IT Group (0-18 Months) - Rossland @ Rossland Summit School | Rossland | British Columbia | Canada
Event Info What is it? StrongStart will be starting up on Monday September 19 at 9 am. It will be drop in and masks are optional. Parents will be required to fill out a bit[...]
10:00 am Toonie Skate (All Ages) – Fruitvale @ Beaver Valley Arena
Toonie Skate (All Ages) – Fruitvale @ Beaver Valley Arena
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Toonie Skate (All Ages) - Fruitvale @ Beaver Valley Arena
What is it? Toonie skate at the BV Arena. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00-11:00 am. Where it Happens: Beaver Valley Arena, Ages: All ages Cost: $2 Get in Touch: For more information, please call 250-231-5172[...]

Family Action Network Newsletter

Stay up to date on what’s happening for families in the Lower Columbia region of beautiful British Columbia. We now have more specific newsletter lists that are tailored towards the different Ages & Stages of your child for you to choose from. Sign up today!

 

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“Working hard to make our region the best place to raise a child.”

Ages and Stages

Childhood Milestones

Regional Services

Services Directory

Events Calendar

Picnic Fun

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: November 18, 2022 in Rossland BC. By Appointment at Robson StrongStart.  For 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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