Welcome to the Family Action Network

Your hub for family resources in the Lower Columbia

Register Here

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.

Registration LinkCafé Information

Latest News & Events For Children And Families

Latest News

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

The Three and Thriving Parenting Café is a series of six in person conversation cafés for families with young children.   Located at the Trail United Church, 1300 Pine Ave, Trail BC, parents and caregivers will come together to learn from each other and from guest...

Upcoming Family Events

Upcoming Events

Aug
10
Wed
2022
7:00 pm Evening Roller Disco (All Ages) ... @ Rossland Arena
Evening Roller Disco (All Ages) ... @ Rossland Arena
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Evening Roller Disco (All Ages) - Rossland @ Rossland Arena
What is it? Evening public roller disco on the dry surface. Roller skates and blades are available for rental. When: Every Wednesday from 7:00 – 8:30 PM, July 6 – August 31 Where it Happens:[...]
Aug
11
Thu
2022
8:30 am Summer at the Skatepark (All Age... @ Trail Skatepark
Summer at the Skatepark (All Age... @ Trail Skatepark
Aug 11 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Summer at the Skatepark (All Ages) - Trail @ Trail Skatepark
Summer at the Skatepark 2022 Join us for another great Summer at the Skatepark! Our experienced skateboard instructors will be available all summer to offer free lessons. Learn new skills and practice in a safe[...]
Aug
12
Fri
2022
10:00 am Indoor Playground (3-5 years) – ... @ Rossland Miners Hall
Indoor Playground (3-5 years) – ... @ Rossland Miners Hall
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Indoor Playground (3-5 years) - Rossland @ Rossland Miners Hall
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. Max 50 people total.[...]
10:30 am Family Story Time (All Ages) – R... @ Rossland Library
Family Story Time (All Ages) – R... @ Rossland Library
Aug 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Family Story Time (All Ages) - Rossland @ Rossland Library
What is it? This program runs every Friday from 10:30am to 11:00am outside of the Rossland Public Library (weather permitting) from Friday, July 8th to Saturday, August 19th. Participants can be any age. Website: https://rossland.bc.libraries.coop/[...]
10:30 am Let’s Play – Trail (0-6 yrs) @ Trail United Church
Let’s Play – Trail (0-6 yrs) @ Trail United Church
Aug 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Let's Play - Trail (0-6 yrs) @ Trail United Church
What is it? For families with children 0-6 years old to engage in a diverse array of activities & experiences that promote early years learning with others!  Drop In.  When: Fridays July 29, August 12th and[...]
10:30 am Summer Reading Club (Ages 5-8) –... @ Rossland Library
Summer Reading Club (Ages 5-8) –... @ Rossland Library
Aug 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Summer Reading Club (Ages 5-8) - Rossland @ Rossland Library
What is it? This program runs every Friday from 10:30am-11:30am outside of the Rossland Public Library (weather permitting) from Friday, July 8th to Friday, August 19th. Participants must be between the ages of 5 and[...]
11:00 am Books & Babies (0-30 months) -Ro... @ Rossland Library
Books & Babies (0-30 months) -Ro... @ Rossland Library
Aug 12 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Books & Babies (0-30 months) -Rossland @ Rossland Library
What is it? Books and Babies is back at the Rossland Public Library! Join Lynn for stories and songs for your little ones from 11:00am to 11:30am every Friday starting October 22nd! We have been[...]
1:00 pm Summer Reading Club (Ages 9-12) ... @ Rossland Library
Summer Reading Club (Ages 9-12) ... @ Rossland Library
Aug 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Summer Reading Club (Ages 9-12) - Rossland @ Rossland Library
What is it? Details: This program runs every Friday from 1:00pm to 2:00pm outside of the Rossland Public Library (weather permitting) from Friday, July 8th to Friday, August 19th. Participants must be between the ages[...]

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!

 

Please select your FAN newsletter list(s):

“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.

close

Family Action Newsletter

Please select your FAN newsletter list(s):