Working with Families for Strong Community

Family Resources

Early Years

Resources and support for parents and their children 0-6 years old.  Providing training for Family Navigators (FAN) and Traditional Family Parenting (COINS).

Family Advancement

Family Advancement: Group and/or individual support and education for families in order to develop new skills and strategies that address family risk factors. Includes the provision of Nobody’s Perfect Parenting Program, Circle of Security Parenting Program and Motherwise groups.

StrongStart Fruitvale

A free, school-based Early Learning Program located at Fruitvale Elementary school. For children aged 0-5 years and their parent/caregiver.  9am to 11am Monday to Friday following the school calendar.

All children must be registered with the school district before attending.  Child/Student Registation forms may be downloaded, printed, completed and presented with the child’s birth certificate on the child’s first day.

For the October 1, 2020 re-opening, new health protocols will be implimented, such as extra cleaning, daily health checks and a mask requirement for adults.  There will also be daily attendance limits, therefore families must book a spot in advance.  If you wish to attend, please visit the StrongStart Facebook page and send a private message to the facilitator with your name and the number of children you will be bringing.   Your details may also be e-mailed at: if Messenger is unavailable for you.  Please book your spot by noon the day before you wish to attend, and Shauna will reply to confirm.  For now, we are requesting that families book no more than two spots per week, maximum two weeks in advance.

Thank you for your on-going support as we learn new ways to do things to help keep our families healthy and happy.

Trail & Castlegar Childcare Resource and Referral (CCRR)

Assistance to anyone seeking information regarding childcare or becoming a caregiver.  Includes toy lending library, caregiver registry, workshops and playgroups.

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