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myCommunity BC: a website mapping inclusive friendly places

myCommunity BC: a website mapping inclusive friendly places

The Family Support Institute of BC has a website that maps all the inclusive and welcoming places across the province. The website, myCommunity BC, addresses the need to celebrate what each community offers in terms of inclusive and accepting spaces. The ultimate goal...

School’s Out: Lessons from an Outdoor Kindergarten

School’s Out: Lessons from an Outdoor Kindergarten

Are you interested in learning about outdoor classrooms? Do you want more information about programming that focuses on outdoor learning experiences for young children?  If so, there is a presentation being held on Wednesday February 26, 2020 from 6:30 PM until 9:00...

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

Feb
24
Mon
2020
8:30 am Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Feb 24 @ 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
Feb 24 @ 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
Feb 24 @ 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[...]
Feb
25
Tue
2020
8:30 am Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years) @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Feb 25 @ 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 Itty Bitty Art Time (2-5 years) ... @ VISAC Gallery
Itty Bitty Art Time (2-5 years) ... @ VISAC Gallery
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Event Info What is it? Come with your little one & explore the world of art. Enjoy fun new projects every week with Sara Barr. Activities take about 20 minutes to complete. When: Every Tuesday[...]
10:00 am Mother Goose (ages 0 to 3) – Trail @ Trail Public Library
Mother Goose (ages 0 to 3) – Trail @ Trail Public Library
Feb 25 @ 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
Feb 25 @ 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[...]
2:00 pm Toonie Swim February (all ages) ... @ Trail Aquatic and Leisure Centre
Toonie Swim February (all ages) ... @ Trail Aquatic and Leisure Centre
Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Event Info What is it? Toonie Time Swim at the Trail Aquatic and Leisure Centre. When: Every Tuesday from February 4th to February 25th, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Where it Happens: Trail Aquatic[...]

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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.