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Three and Thriving Parenting Cafés

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. FALL REGISTRATION OPENS SEPT 15, 2022

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Latest News & Events For Children And Families

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New Member Shout Out!

Welcome to all of our new members. We cannot do what we do without the support of members. We will spotlight these new members over the coming weeks, stay tuned!                                            

Three and Thriving: A Series of Parenting Cafes

Three and Thriving: A Series of Parenting Cafes

Every parent wants to feel supported in raising their children. In turn, supported parents foster healthy child development. Starting in October, the Family Action Network (FAN) will be hosting two sets of conversation cafes, one in Rossland and one in Warfield, for...

Upcoming Family Events

Upcoming Events

Oct
3
Mon
2022
8:30 am Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years... @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years... @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Oct 3 @ 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
Oct 3 @ 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 Stroller Strut (ages 0 to 5) – T... @ Trail and District Public Library
Stroller Strut (ages 0 to 5) – T... @ Trail and District Public Library
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Stroller Strut (ages 0 to 5) - Trail @ Trail and District Public Library | Trail | British Columbia | Canada
Event Info What is it? Meet Donna outside under the Library awning on Mondays for a walk to Gyro Park or inside the Cominco Arena when the weather gets cold. All you need for this[...]
6:00 pm Women Rock Indoor Play (0-8 & mo... @ Rossland Miners Hall
Women Rock Indoor Play (0-8 & mo... @ Rossland Miners Hall
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Women Rock Indoor Play (0-8 & moms) - Rossland @ Rossland Miners Hall
Event Info What is it? Registration Required: Call or email Rossland recreation. Drop your littles in the Performance Hall while you go downstairs to Women Rock at Flux Climbing ($17 to climb per week). Alternatively,[...]
Oct
4
Tue
2022
8:30 am Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years... @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years... @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Oct 4 @ 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[...]
10:00 am Play & Learn Outdoors (Ages 3-5)... @ Various Parks and Trails
Play & Learn Outdoors (Ages 3-5)... @ Various Parks and Trails
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Play & Learn Outdoors (Ages 3-5) - Trail @ Various Parks and Trails
What is it?  Play and learn outdoors.  Explore 8 local trails and parks through free play, nature-based crafts & activities, stories and songs. September 20: Nickleplate Park (Rossland) September 27: KC Hike (Rossland) October 4: Dickens[...]
10:00 am Rossland StrongStart IT Group (0... @ Rossland Summit School
Rossland StrongStart IT Group (0... @ Rossland Summit School
Oct 4 @ 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[...]
11:00 am Baby and Me Yoga (0-1 years) – R... @ Rossland Miners Hall
Baby and Me Yoga (0-1 years) – R... @ Rossland Miners Hall
Oct 4 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Baby and Me Yoga (0-1 years) - Rossland @ Rossland Miners Hall
Event Info What is it? Yoga practice to connect to your baby and your body. Gentle guided flow for all levels. Breathe, stretch and connect with other families. Pre-walking babies only. When: Tuesdays 11:00 -11:45[...]

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: April 19-21, 26-28, 202 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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