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Become A FAN Member Today!

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Do you believe that investing in families will contribute to healthy and vibrant communities?  Are you curious about what projects have been undertaken or will be undertaken in our community that support families and young children?  If so, please consider becoming a...

ThoughtExchange – We would love to hear from you!

ThoughtExchange – We would love to hear from you!

This pandemic has been hard on many people, and for families juggling life with little ones, the new public health measures seem to have increased the strain of everyday living for our local families. We know that parents and children are experiencing higher levels of...

Upcoming Family Events

Upcoming Events

Jan
22
Sat
2022
1:00 pm Saturday Afternoon Technology Sa... @ Trail Library
Saturday Afternoon Technology Sa... @ Trail Library
Jan 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Saturday Afternoon Technology Sandbox (All Ages) - Trail @ Trail Library
What is it? Come and play in our technology sandbox. Discover, ask questions and explore 3D printing, laser cutting, Adobe Lightroom, robotics, virtual reality and more. There will be multiple toys in the sandbox, but a[...]
Jan
24
Mon
2022
8:30 am Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years... @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years... @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Jan 24 @ 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
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years) - Rossland @ Rossland Summit School | Rossland | British Columbia | Canada
Event Info What is it? Everyone is getting excited about coming back to StrongStart and we can now accommodate 12 families each day! We will continue to take bookings for the month of September by[...]
3:00 pm Art, Start, Create (6-12 yrs) @ FAIR Society
Art, Start, Create (6-12 yrs) @ FAIR Society
Jan 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Art, Start, Create (6-12 yrs) @ FAIR Society
What is it? This program is for children and youth to explore their imagination and create some fun, simple art. Combined with a snack, a sharing circle and story time. It’s a little time out[...]
Jan
25
Tue
2022
8:30 am Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years... @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years... @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Jan 25 @ 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[...]
11:30 am Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years)... @ Rossland Summit School
Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years)... @ Rossland Summit School
Jan 25 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years) - Rossland @ Rossland Summit School | Rossland | British Columbia | Canada
Event Info What is it? Everyone is getting excited about coming back to StrongStart and we can now accommodate 12 families each day! We will continue to take bookings for the month of September by[...]
1:00 pm Muffins & Munchkins (0-5 Years) ... @ Trail United Church
Muffins & Munchkins (0-5 Years) ... @ Trail United Church
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Muffins & Munchkins (0-5 Years) - Trail @ Trail United Church
Event Info What is it? Free Play and Learning Group. Hosted by FAIR. Meet new families, make new friends. Families with children 0-5 years welcome! Registration Required. Space is limited. When: Every Tuesday from September[...]
4:00 pm Minecraft at the Library: Librar... @ Trail Library
Minecraft at the Library: Librar... @ Trail Library
Jan 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Minecraft at the Library: Library Realms (Ages 7-14) - Online @ Trail Library
Event Info What is it?  Connect from HOME to our Minecraft server and play with others online in a safe, supervised environment. Registration is limited (An email will be sent to you after registration. Check your[...]

Family Action Network Newsletter

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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: 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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