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Autism BC: Waiting for Assessment Workshop

Autism BC: Waiting for Assessment Workshop

Is your child on a waitlist to be assessed for autism?  Autism BC is offering a "Waiting for Assessment" workshop on Saturday February 1st, 2020 from 1pm to 4pm at Kootenay Family Place in Castlegar.  The workshop will help answer questions you may have regarding...

Toddler Winter Time FUN DAY!

Toddler Winter Time FUN DAY!

Do you have a child between the ages of 1 and 2? This fun event is for you! The Family Action Network is offering an exciting opportunity to gather information from parents of young children. Your voice and input matter! Information we gather from parents, using the...

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

Jan
27
Mon
2020
8:30 am Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Jan 27 @ 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
Jan 27 @ 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[...]
10:30 am Leap into Kinder Gym (18 months ... @ Trail Memorial Centre - Gym
Leap into Kinder Gym (18 months ... @ Trail Memorial Centre - Gym
Jan 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Event Info What is it? Join us in this free drop-in parent/child physical literacy program. Children will learn big motor skills and burn off some energy! The focus is on fun, social interaction and fundamental[...]
Jan
28
Tue
2020
8:30 am Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Jan 28 @ 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[...]
10:00 am Mother Goose (ages 0 to 3) – Trail @ Trail Public Library
Mother Goose (ages 0 to 3) – Trail @ Trail Public Library
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 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, snacks, and building new friendships. Registration preferred[...]
10:30 am Building Beautiful Babies (Prena... @ First Presbyterian Church
Building Beautiful Babies (Prena... @ First Presbyterian Church
Jan 28 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
Event Info What is it? This Pregnancy Outreach (Building Beautiful Babies) program is a free, welcoming and supportive drop-in group for parents-to-be and those with babies up to 12 months of age. A nutritious meal[...]
3:00 pm Steam Lab 1.0 (ages 6-8) – Trail @ Trail Public Library
Steam Lab 1.0 (ages 6-8) – Trail @ Trail Public Library
Jan 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Event Info What is it? Trail and District Public Library Program. S.T.E.A.M Lab 1.0 (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) includes cooking, building challenges with LEGO, Keva Planks, special guests & more! Must Pre-Register. When:[...]
Jan
29
Wed
2020
8:30 am Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Jan 29 @ 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: 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.