FAN and UBC Partner

To all of those families in the Lower Columbia region who have completed the TDI, thank you.  Thank you as well to our partner service organizations who helped promote this opportunity for families.  Thanks to you all we have received over 200 completed questionnaires and will be taking the summer months to sift through the information, providing community-based reports on the findings to our partners in Fall 2020.  If you are still interested in completing a TDI, you can do so through to the end of August 2020 by visiting

For families with children in and around 18 months of age, FAN is offering for you to complete a developmental check up as part of this project, using the Ages and Stages questionnaire.  If you are interested in participating in this opportunity to have a conversation about your child and their stage of development, please contact Heather by emailing:

Vancouver Foundation Project

If you have a child between the ages of 1 and 2 years old THIS is for you

Beginning April 1, 2019, 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.  Working closely with our community partners we will be able to gather important data that can be used to enhance early years supports and services in our region.


How will information be gathered?

Two different questionnaires will be used to gather information: the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3) and the Toddler Development Instrument (TDI).

Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3)

A parent-completed questionnaire that looks at age-based developmental milestones for children from two months old through to five years of age. For the purposes of this project, we will be focusing on collecting ASQs from children who are 18 months of age.

Completing this tool gives parents a snapshot of their children’s development at the 18-month-old stage, in five areas:

  • Communication,
  • Problem Solving,
  • Fine Motor,
  • Gross Motor and
  • Personal-Social.
Toddler Development Instrument (TDI)

Completed by parents with children between the ages of 1 and 2 years of age. The TDI explores factors that influence early development, such as healthy eating and sleep routines, play and other developmental activities, family-child interactions, and available parental/caregiver and community supports. Information gathered provides insights as to how child outcomes in early life are affected by different factors and help early years’ service providers to better understand the early life experiences of toddlers.

To fill out the TDI online, visit: 

TDI perspective

How can parents and caregivers get involved?

If you have children between the ages of one and two years old, you can visit a centre nearest you or to fill out the ASQ and/or TDI. Our partners will help us offer opportunities for families with young children to fill out the Ages and Stages and TDI questionnaire. You can also contact FAN at anytime to connect you to the centre nearest you to participate.

Centre Locations

To access the questionnaires, you can visit one of our partner sites and/or contact the Family Action Network at anytime to arrange to complete the questionnaires.

Centres in Your Community

Select your community below to see which centres are available.

Centres in Castlegar

Silly Monkeys Childcare – Infant and Toddler programs.
1250 26th Street, Castlegar, BC  V1N 2Y7
Danielle Kozak,

Robson StrongStart Program
3151 Waldie Avenue, Castlegar, BC  V0G 1X0
Sharon Nazaroff,

Blueberry Creek School Hub – Blueberry Creek StrongStart, Infant Toddler Program
200 Centre Avenue, Castlegar, BC  V1N 3B9
Loreen Amonson,

Kootenay Family Place Neighbourhood House – CAP-C, drop-in family programming
767 11th Avenue, Castlegar, BC  V1N1J7
Lynnene Lewis,

Selkirk College Children’s Centre – Infant Toddler Program
301 Frank Beinder Way, Castlegar, BC  V1N 4L3
Sally Bojecko,

Aboriginal Family Gathering at Kootenay Family Place
767 11th Avenue, Castlegar, BC  V1N1J7
Ann-Marie Smith,

Circle of Indigenous Nations Society (COINS) – Aboriginal Infant Development (home visits)
1005 2 St, Castlegar, BC V1N 1Y4
Kris Salikin,

Exploration Station Childcare – Infant Toddler
809 Merrycreek Rd, Castlegar, BC V1N 1R9
Deirdre Price,

Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy, Castlegar Office – Mother Goose, Newcomer Programs, Together 2 Learn
767 11th Avenue, Castlegar, BC  V1N1J7
Alana Murdoch,

Centres in Trail

Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy, Trail Office – Mother Goose, Love 2 Learn, Newcomer programming
1160 Cedar Avenue, Trail, V1R 4S8
Carolyn Amantea,

Sunshine Children’s Centre – Infant Toddler Program
1583 5 Ave, Trail, BC V1R 1T9
Tanisha Patterson,

Family Action Network

Trail Family and Individual Resource Centre
2079 Columbia Ave, Trail, BC V1R 1K7
Kristine Forbes,

Building Beautiful Babies Program
1139 Pine Ave Trail, BC V1R 4E2
Wendy Goodrich,

Muffins and Munchkins Drop-in Program
2079 Columbia Ave, Trail, BC V1R 1K7
Kristine Forbes,

CCRR – Toy Lending Library and Office
2079 Columbia Ave, Trail, BC V1R 1K7
Sue McIntosh,

Centres in Rossland
Rossland Strong Start
2390 Jubilee St, Rossland, BC V0G 1Y0
Carolyn Amantea,

Centres in Beaver Valley

BV Nursery School
1122 BC-3B, Montrose, BC  V0G 1P0
Sheila Issel,

Centres in Fruitvale
Fruitvale Elementary Strong Start Program
1867 Columbia Gardens Rd, Fruitvale, BC V0G 1L0
Sue McIntosh,

Many thanks to our project funders:

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.