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Christmas Games and Other Holiday Fun

Christmas Games and Other Holiday Fun

During the holidays it can be nice to stay home, in our pjs, and play some family friendly games. Moms & Munchkins has created some fantastic, easy and free games that you can do in the comfort of your own home. Whether you like charades, scavenger hunts, or cross...

Tips and Resources for Mental Wellness During the Holidays

Tips and Resources for Mental Wellness During the Holidays

The holiday season can be a time of great memories, excitement and joy and sometime the holidays can bring on feelings of sadness and anxiety. The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre at the BC Children's Hospital has some great information on ways to manage stress...

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

Dec
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Thu
2019
8:30 am Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Dec 12 @ 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[...]
8:30 am Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Rossland Summit School
Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Rossland Summit School
Dec 12 @ 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 on first visit. When: Every Monday from September[...]
9:30 am MOPS of Gateway (ages 0-5) – Trail @ Gateway Christian Life Centre
MOPS of Gateway (ages 0-5) – Trail @ Gateway Christian Life Centre
Dec 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Event Info What is it? Are you pregnant, have a baby or a child to the age of 5? Need a place to meet people, create real relationships, learn how to be a better person,[...]
Dec
13
Fri
2019
8:30 am Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Dec 13 @ 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[...]
8:30 am Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Rossland Summit School
Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Rossland Summit School
Dec 13 @ 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 on first visit. When: Every Monday from September[...]
9:30 am Indoor Playground (ages 2-5) – R... @ Rossland Miners Hall
Indoor Playground (ages 2-5) – R... @ Rossland Miners Hall
Dec 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Event Info What is it? Join Rossland Recreation for a chance to let your preschooler run free and for you to relax. Bouncy castle, riding cars, toys, etc. $2.00 Drop in. When: Every Friday from[...]
9:30 am Play Group (ages 0-5) – Trail @ Trail United Church
Play Group (ages 0-5) – Trail @ Trail United Church
Dec 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Event Info What is it? Free Drop In Play Group hosted by CCRR When: Every Friday from September 13th to December 20th, 2019, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Where it Happens: Trail United Church, 1300[...]
Dec
14
Sat
2019
5:00 pm Santa’s Parade (all ages) – Trail @ Downtown Trail, BC
Santa’s Parade (all ages) – Trail @ Downtown Trail, BC
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Event Info What is it? The City of Trail presents Santa’s Parade. On Saturday, December 14th at 5pm the community comes together to celebrate the holidays with a fun-filled Christmas-themed parade! Enjoy free hot dogs[...]

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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.