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Your hub for family resources in the Lower Columbia

Latest News & Events For Children And Families

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Building Support for Families During COVID

Building Support for Families During COVID

Hello FAN Community! We need your feedback now, more than ever, in order to know how best to support families with young children in our region during the COVID pandemic. To gather feedback directly from parents and caregivers, we're using a tool called...

Programming Gone Virtual!!!

Programming Gone Virtual!!!

With the change in times and the need to physically distance, many of the programs we as families have been accessing, have temporarily closed their doors.  The good news is that some programs have re-created themselves and are now going virtual! MOPS at Gateway is...

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

Apr
9
Thu
2020
9:30 am Virtual MOPS Meetings of Gateway... @ Virtual Playdate
Virtual MOPS Meetings of Gateway... @ Virtual Playdate
Apr 9 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 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,[...]
Apr
23
Thu
2020
9:30 am Virtual MOPS Meetings of Gateway... @ Virtual Playdate
Virtual MOPS Meetings of Gateway... @ Virtual Playdate
Apr 23 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 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,[...]
May
1
Fri
2020
8:30 am Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Fruitvale Elementary School
May 1 @ 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 January[...]
8:30 am Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Rossland Summit School
Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Rossland Summit School
May 1 @ 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 January[...]
9:30 am Play Group (ages 0-5) – Trail @ Trail United Church
Play Group (ages 0-5) – Trail @ Trail United Church
May 1 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Event Info What is it? Free Drop In Play Group hosted by CCRR When: Every Friday from January 10th to June 26th, 2020, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Where it Happens: Trail United Church, 1300[...]
May
4
Mon
2020
8:30 am Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Fruitvale Elementary School
May 4 @ 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 January[...]
8:30 am Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Rossland Summit School
Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Rossland Summit School
May 4 @ 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 January[...]
May
5
Tue
2020
8:30 am Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Fruitvale Elementary School
May 5 @ 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 January[...]

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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: March 11, 2020 @ 9AM, Fruitvale StrongStart 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.