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Loose Parts Play at Reach North Delta Preschool

Have you ever heard of the theory of loose parts? It sounds like something you would find in an Engineering text book, not literature about play. Reach inclusive preschool in North Delta introduced “loose parts” play  to preschoolers in February and were...

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Reach Preschool Newsletter – January 2018 Winter

WELCOME BACK We are so excited to welcome everyone back from our winter break to our beautiful new facility. Our new facility has been built from the ground up with the goal of enhancing your child’s learning and social experience. We are now located in the heart of...

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Anxiety and Our Kids

(Written by Yvonne Mc Kenna, counsellor  at Reach Child and Youth Development Society in Delta BC, adapted from a talk by Gordon Neufeld, March 4, 2011) What is anxiety? Anxiety is the feeling of being unsafe, uneasy or apprehensive. It can be specific (“I’m afraid of...

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Counselling Helps Parents Struggling With Emotions

New perspectives - Counselling helps parents struggling with emotions Being a parent means that you experience emotions that are stronger and deeper than you ever imagined. This includes love, happiness, pride, frustration, guilt, fear and others. Juggling...

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Infant Tummy Time

New position helps promote urge to crawl Babies don’t come out with manuals, but parents are inundated with many things to do and not to do with a new baby. One of these recommendations is tummy time. This refers to putting a baby on a flat surface, like...

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Child Care Challenges

Finding the right setting for your child. Sally is coming to the end of her maternity leave and is thinking about her return to work and finding a childcare provider for her little girl. She wonders, who can I get to look after my daughter? How do I know...

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Update On Our New Child Development Centre

Reach Child and Youth Development Society will soon be moving to our building currently under construction at 5050 47th Avenue in Ladner, BC. Here is the rendering of the finished building that will be situated between Ladner Pioneer Library and Memorial park,...

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Help with packing from Ivanhoe Cambridge Volunteers!

Michael and Peter were just two of the 12 volunteers from Ivanhoe Cambridge who joined us during the last week of September to pack program supplies for our move coming up in December. Our new child development centre will be located in the heart of Ladner at 5050...

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Reach Society’s 2017 / 2018 Board

Reach Society's 2018 Board Photo L:R Donna Burke, Carmel Beckman, Tom Siba, Karen Ostrom, Shirley-Ann Reid, Marcia McCafferty, Lynn Haley, Phyllis With, Stuart Bowyer & Renie D'Aquila, Executive...

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2010’s History – Reach Child & Youth Development Centre

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1980’s History – Reach Child & Youth Development Centre

1980's History - Reach Child & Youth Development 1980: Delta Association for Handicapped Children’s integrated pre-school Delta Child Development Centre serves a total of 64 children, 12 of whom have special needs.  Each special needs child has a program designed...

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1970’s History – Reach Child & Youth Development Centre

1970's History - Reach Child & Youth Development May 4, 1970: Variety Club telethon results in pledges over $135,000 (including a $25,000 pledge from the Provincial Government).  Some of which is used to help sponsor the Ladner Farm Training Center. Archived press...

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1960’s History – Reach Child & Youth Development Centre

1960's History - Reach Child & Youth Development September 1960:  Delta Association For Handicapped Children moves the Savoy Class to a spare classroom at Boundary Bay Elementary School.  The Board of Delta Association For Handicapped Children meet monthly at the...

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1950’s History – Reach Child & Youth Development Centre

1950's History - Reach Child & Youth Development In 1956 a group of parents got together to start a school for handicapped children at Fisherman’s Hall, so their children would not have to be bused to a special classroom in New Westminster for an education.  Mrs....

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