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Welcome to the Early Years: School Age 5-8

November 16, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST

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FSI Early Years Series are bite-size sessions that offer a deep dive into early years topics.

Please join us as we take a closer more detailed look at The StrongStart program with StrongStart Educator Nicky Bartel. We will also be hosting returning guest Lindsay Lindsay, Resource Teacher with Central Okanagan Schools – Lindsay will be introduce the role of a Resource Teacher with a focus on children who have just entered public school from Kindergarten up to the age of 8.

Nicky Bartel has been an Early Childhood for the past 27 years and a StrongStart Educator with SD#28 for the past 5 years. Nicky will share an overview of The StrongStart program with a glimpse of a typical day at play.

Lindsay Lindsay is a resource teacher in the school district with 15 years of experience supporting children with exceptionalities. She didn’t set out to be a teacher, as she worked for the Ministry of Children and Family Development and as a education assistant after completing her psych degree. Once in the classroom as support staff, she knew it was back to school to become a teacher and make a career change. Later on, a diploma in inclusion was also completed to fulfil her role as a resource teacher. When not at work, Lindsay is a wife and mom of two children, ages 11 and 13. She also enjoys time outdoors, running, and spending time with family and friends. Lindsay’s diverse experience provides a rich perspective when collaborating with families and school professionals.




Family Support Institute of BC (FSI) is a provincial not-for-profit society committed to supporting families who have a family member with a disability. FSI is unique in Canada and the only grass roots family to family organization that has a broad volunteer base.


You are invited to join FSI CONTINUING CONVERSATIONS, a private Facebook Group intended to continue conversations of support or provide an alternative platform for support.

All FSI Zoom sessions can be accessed by telephone only if access to computers and/or internet is a barrier. If you need assistance registering for any session, please call our office at 1-800-441-5403.



November 16, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST
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Tracey Beckett
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