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Believing in Potential
Reach Child and Youth Development Society is a non-profit charitable society that has been providing services to children and their families since 1959. At Reach we believe in the potential of every child, and we know each child is unique. We work together with families to recognize each child’s strengths and develop their abilities. Reach currently provides programs and services to families in  Delta, Surrey and Langley B.C.  Over 1000 children and their families benefit from our services on an annual basis. 


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LATEST
NEWS
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NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR 2014/2015 ELECTED AT REACH'S 55TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT OCTOBER 1ST

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(Reach Child and Youth Development Society newly elected Board of Directors for 2014/2015: (from left to right) Marcia McCafferty, Phyllis With, Renie D'Aquila (Executive Director), Leslie Sneft, Rob VanSpronsson (President) Karen Ostrom, Tom Siba (Treasurer) and Donna Burke (Missing: Jimmy Vu) 

On Wednesday October 1st, 2014 Reach Child and Youth Development Society celebrated 55 years in the community at our Annual General Meeting From Seeds to Leaves – Celebrating Growth, at DeltaView Centre in Delta. Reach Executive Director Renie D’Aquila shared how our dedicated board members, volunteers and staff have helped so many children and youth grow and blossom as a result our shared vision, values and focus, and conveyed Reach’s many achievements in the past year including:
• Receiving our 4th three-year accreditation award by CARF International for Child and Youth Services and Respite Services, that notes “Services, personnel and documentation clearly indicate an established pattern of practice excellence.”;
• Being awarded an Early Years Centre Program by the Province of British Columbia;
• Supporting over 900 children in programs, 273 children with autism spectrum disorder through our ABA Program and the development of new Speech Language Therapy programs;
• Revamping the Family Education Curriculum and developing a new family workbook;
• Providing administrative support to the Reach Child and Youth Development Charitable Foundation, assisting it in reaching its $2 million milestone;
• And many more
Thank you to everyone who attended the AGM, and to Delta View Manor for the excellent facility and providing an incredible dinner for all to enjoy. For more photos visit
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REACH SOCIETY OPENS CHILDREN'S THRIFT STORE IN LADNER

img_0522.jpgReach Child & Youth Development Society has opened FINDS Children’s Thrift Store on Elliott Street in Ladner. FINDS features amazing deals on gently-used but high-quality children’s, youth and maternity-related items, as well as games, books, and toys. The thrift store is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at 4927 Elliott Street in Ladner.

Reach Society welcomes donations at FINDS during business hours, as well at the Reach South Delta office – 3800 72nd Street – Monday to Friday during business hours. Accepted are clean children’s, youth and maternity-related items, as well as games, books, and toys in good condition. In addition, individuals interested in volunteering at FINDS are encouraged to contact This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

All of the profit from FINDS Children’s Thrift Store goes directly to the Reach Developmental Preschool program. Reach Child and Youth Development Society has served children with special needs since 1959 and currently works with more than 900 children and their families annually.

 

WHEELCHAIR BIKES FOR RENT FROM REACH 

duet_tandem_bikes.jpgThanks to a donation from Variety The Children's Charity of BC, Reach was able to purchase 3 duet tandem wheelchair bikes for families to rent .

These amazing units are available for our families to borrow for a day or weekend. While perfectly suited to children and youth who use wheelchairs, these units can also be used by others who are not capable of riding alone. For more information on Duet Bike rentals call Su at Reach at 604-946-6622 ext. 339 

Watch a video of Reach and the bikes from the Variety Show of Hearts Telethon:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jPmgxq-TJg 


 

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PROGRAM INFORMATION
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REACH DEVELOPMENTAL PRESCHOOL NOW OFFERING 4 HOUR PROGRAM!   

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Reach Developmental Preschool is now offering families a 4 hour preschool program, from 9 am to 1 pm on Monday Wednesdays and Fridays.  Spaces are still available for Fall 2014.

Reach 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 for fall 2014 embraces the principles of the Provincial Early Learning Outcomes Framework along with 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 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. Registration is on now for January 2015 Call 604-946-6622 ext 308 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it To download our Reach Developmental Preschool brochure CLICK HERE

 

 

SOCIAL SMART GROUP - LEARNING SOCIAL SKILLS AND USING THEM! FALL SESSIONS STARTING IN SEPTEMBER
kids-resize.jpg Reach Social Smart Group is a 1.5-hour program that runs once a week in North Delta. There are small groups facilitated by one Behaviour Consultant and one group facilitator. Throughout the  weeks, our goal is to help strengthen your child’s social skills by guiding, coaching, and supporting their social interaction with their peers.

 

UPCOMING 2015 REGISTRATION DATES SOON TO BE ANNOUNCED

For information on eligibility for registration please contact 604-946-6622, ext 315 or   This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  

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FUNDRAISING INITIATIVES
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ROCKIN' FOR REACH 2014 RAISES $10,000 FOR REACH BUILDING PROJECT 

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Reach Child and Youth Development Society would like to thank everyone for helping to raise $10,000 at the Rockin’ for Reach benefit concert on November 8th, 2014 in Tsawwassen. Funds were raised through ticket sales, a silent auction and other fundraising activities, including a 50/50 in which the winner donated a sizeable amount back to Reach, and where the winning funds were matched by The Kinsmen Club of Ladner Tsawwassen, who are partners with Reach in the building It was an amazing night of music, dancing fun and giving! Funds will go to the “Building for Children Together” project to build a new, community-based child development centre in Ladner for children and youth with special needs.

Thank you MUSICIANS Incognito  and  Jim Byrnes  and Michael Stewart ; MC: John Montgomery;

SPONSORS: Presenting Sponsors:  Graph Tech Guitar and Regional Recycling; Silver sponsors: Kinsmen Club of Ladner Tsawwassen   Autofleet.biz;  Bronze Sponsors: Thrifty Foods Tsawwassen, Westland Insurance, University Sprinklers, Boutique Blanche, Cliff Drive PAC

VOLUNTEERS: Alex Baydala, Carson Eastveld, Linda Edwards. Michael Gallagher, Daniel Lundquist, Taylor Nidoski, Taylor Armitage, Kim Palmatary, Vicki Paramanathan      , Bob Roche Photography , Dana Savage, Trish Steinwand           ,  Naomi Shucard , Louise Watts , Members of Kinsmen Club of Ladner Tsawwassen, Members of TOOBSAUCTION DONORS: Individuals: Tom & Monica Armitage ,Valerie and David Bartlett,  Donna Burke, Len &  Janet Cowan, Craig & Sue Hughes; Gordy & Michelle Jones; Paul & Linda McCabe;; Lisa & Craig Merrit; John & Blythe  Montgomery; Cathy & Trevor Nidoski; & Judith and Keith Walsh, Karen Horn, Tom Siba, Norman Stark, Jeff Scott   

Businesses:  Charity Grow, Corporation of Delta, Find’s Children’s Thrift Store, John’s Thistle Auto, Linda Jones Artist , Long & McQuade Musical Instrument, NAI Holdings, Nintendo of Canada Ltd., Rotary Club of Ladner, Seko Construction & Permasteel , South Coast Tropical Plants , Tiger Tea , Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall, Thrifty Foods. Thank you Petras café and Videoland Tsawwassen for being our ticket sales venue!

For pictures of the event visit our Facebook gallery (do not need to be a member of Facebook to view) > Rockin for Reach Photo gallery

SOUTHLANDS ANNUAL BIKE-IN SEPTEMBER 7th RAISES $4,000 FOR REACH!

bike_in_event-poster_header.jpgThanks to Century Group, local businesses and guests, the Southlands 2nd Annual Bike-In on Sunday, September 7th in Tsawwassen raised $4,000 for reach Child and Youth Development Society. . Approximately 700 people attended the event on bikes, on foot and other transportation, surpassing last years total. It was a sunny day full of fun for all. Reach would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for donating sales for the day and for donating their time to support this event: Beach Grove Golf Club, Browns Social House, Century Group, Coast Tsawwassen Inn, Delta Bike, Delta Law Office, Earthwise Society, Farm Fresh Events, Hearthstone Meats, Ian Paton, Mario’s Restaurant, Owl BirdSantuary, Pete Guichon, Felix Farms, Project Pickle, Red Racer Beer Central City Brewing , Save On Foods, South Delta Artists Guild,  Foods Tsawwassen, Thrifty’s Foods Tsawwassen, Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club, Urban Bee Supply. Volunteers: Phyllis With, Christine Sutherland, Louise Watts, Linda Ottho, Alissa Horn, Cody Moraze, Cathy Knight and all of the staff at Century group!

 

HELP BUILD A CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE IN THE HEART OF THE COMMUNITY

coloured_rendering_cropped_small_file.jpgThe Building for Children Together campaign is raising $4 million to build a community based child development centre in the heart of Ladner B.C.

This exciting project is a partnership between Reach, the Corporation of Delta and the Ladner Tsawwassen Kinsmen Club. Delta has provided the land for the project valued at in excess of $1 million dollars. The rest of this project will depend on you, the community, to help raise the funds. Read about the project on our Building for Children Together campaign website and please consider donating. Together we can make it happen!


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MYLES OF COURAGE
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Myles McKie, a young man with autism shares his story of what it's like growing up with a disability. Through the support of his family, school and service agencies like Reach Child and Youth Development Society, Myles is now changing the lives of others through his advocacy. 


Visit our Make a Donation page to find out how you can help make a difference to the lives of children with special needs.

 

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Provide early and timely intervention for children with special needs in a family-centered manner.

Provide choices and ongoing support to children and families.

Facilitate and support the full integration of all children into our community and exist as a quality community resource for the optimal development of children from infancy onwards.

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