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Latest News & Events For Children And Families

Latest News

FAN and UBC Partner for Children and Families

Did you know that 22.5% of children in Kindergarten begin school with vulnerabilities in one or more critical areas of development?  The Family Action Network, working closely with UBC’s Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP), wants to change that story for our...

Soup’s on! Let’s eat!

Local service providers who care about your family are cooking and serving a delicious hot soup for families with children six and under and expectant parents this week in Trail.

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

May
17
Fri
2019
11:30 am Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Rossland Summit School
Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Rossland Summit School
May 17 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
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 April[...]
4:00 pm Toonie Swim May (all ages) – Trail @ Trail Aquatic and Leisure Centre
Toonie Swim May (all ages) – Trail @ Trail Aquatic and Leisure Centre
May 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Event Info What is it? Toonie Time Swim at the Trail Aquatic and Leisure Centre. When: Every Friday from May 3rd to May 30th, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Where it Happens: Trail Aquatic[...]
May
18
Sat
2019
12:00 pm Aboriginal Family Gathering (age... @ CBAL Office
Aboriginal Family Gathering (age... @ CBAL Office
May 18 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Event Info What is it? A free program for families and/or caregivers with children ages 0-6 years. All families welcome! COINS offers culturally relevant crafts, activities, storytelling and more! A healthy meal will also be[...]
May
20
Mon
2019
8:30 am Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Fruitvale Elementary School
May 20 @ 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 April[...]
8:30 am Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Rossland Summit School
Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Rossland Summit School
May 20 @ 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 April[...]
1:30 pm Drop In Play Group (ages 0-5) – ... @ Trail F.A.I.R. Society
Drop In Play Group (ages 0-5) – ... @ Trail F.A.I.R. Society
May 20 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Event Info What is it? Free Drop in Play Group at the CCRR! When: Every Monday starting April 15th, 2018, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM, except April 22nd Every Thursday starting April 18th, 2018 1:30[...]
May
21
Tue
2019
8:30 am Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Fruitvale Elementary School
May 21 @ 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 April[...]
10:00 am Mother Goose (ages 0 to 3) – Trail @ Trail Public Library
Mother Goose (ages 0 to 3) – Trail @ Trail Public Library
May 21 @ 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. Drop in.[...]

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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.