Reach: The Community Resource for Families…
At Reach we offer a variety of programs designed to meet a wide range of developmental needs, including services for children and youth with autism. We have brought together professionals with expertise and knowledge in a variety of areas including Early Childhood Educators, Speech Language Pathologists, Behavioural Consultants, Supported Child Development Consultants, Occupational Therapists, Infant Development Consultants and others with extensive experience supporting families and children. Our family centered philosophy means that families determine the direction of Reach, and our programs and services are modified as families’ needs change. Programs are available in Delta, Surrey and Langley B.C. Click the program links below to learn more about the programs we currently offer.
Provincially funded program that is designed to specifically meet the needs of children of Aboriginal heritage who require additional support. The program is developed with cultural values, beliefs, and traditions in mind.
Provides counselling for families, individuals, and couples in Delta, B.C. who have a child with a developmental disability. Counselling may address a variety of issues ranging from marital stress to depression to social anxiety.
The Reach Positive Connections program provides a free service for parents with special needs children. Reach provides parents with education, connections to community resources and support groups.
In order to be effectively included in a child care setting, it’s recognized that some children may require some extra support. This program helps support children from birth to 12 years of age and In some special circumstances up the the age of 19.
A provincially funded in-home support program for families with children with special needs, including children with autism, ages 3 to 19 who present with behavioural challenges.
Reach choices is an individually funded positive behavioural support program. We work with families that have children with all types of challenging behaviours and all diagnoses. We understand challenging behaviour and can help you unlock strategies to make parenting a joy again.
Childcare, Social Groups & Resources
Respite care gives families temporary relief from the challenges of caring for a child with a developmental disability. Whether this relief is for a few hours, a day, a weekend or longer depends on the families needs.
Social group for youth,12-18, with developmental disabilities held at REACH Child Development Centre. This program provides outings, activities and social interactions for participants.
The Parent Network’s primary function is to provide support for parents with special needs children between the ages of 0-18. Receive helpful information on parenting & find upcoming courses & workshops.
Reach Developmental Preschool offers all children a stimulating, emergent program to develop their physical, social, emotional, language, and cognitive skills to their full potential. Reach’s emergent curriculum embraces the principles of the Provincial Early Learning Outcomes Framework and the Live 5-2-1-0 Program, bringing nature and healthy living into learning experiences.
The Preschool Program offers enhanced support for whole family development with an on-campus PARENT EDUCATION CENTRE where parents can find resources, learning materials and multi-disciplinary expertise from Reach’s child development experts. Further learning opportunities will be available for parents through monthly Parent Workshops and helpful online resources that parents can read and download. The Preschool has program in Ladner and North Delta.
What can you expect from Reach preschool?
Highly Qualified Teachers
All of Reach’s preschool teachers are provincially certified Early Childhood and Special Needs Educators and hold current first aid certificates. All employees of Reach have been cleared through the Criminal Records Review Board.
Our preschool is enhanced by working in partnership with other professionals including Speech-Language Pathologists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Supported Child Development Consultants, and Kla-How-Eya Association Social Workers as well as the Delta School District and the local library, public health and dental services.
Kindergarten Readiness and Skill Building
Our activities and environment are designed to promote kindergarten readiness skills including large and small motor skills, cognitive skills, creative development, self-help, communications, and socialization.