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Reach’s History – 50 Years Of Believing In Potential

In 2009 Reach Society celebrated 50 years of providing programs and services that have made a difference in the lives of children with special needs and their families in the South Fraser region.

For 50 years our primary goal has been to ensure that our range and capacity of services meets identified needs of children and families in the community to increase the quality of life and support children to meet their full potential.

We are proud to have had the opportunity to serve the community for 50 years, grateful to our volunteers, staff and supporters, and honored to work with the many children and families who have been with us over the years.

 

2010’s History – Reach Child & Youth Development Centre

2010's History - REACH 2010 Reach Child and Youth Development Society celebrated having completed 51 years of service dedicated to children with special needs and their families. An 8% increase of children served over 2009 was achieved resulting in 663 children and...

2000’s History – Reach Child & Youth Development Centre

2000's History - Reach Child & Youth Development October 2000: Delta Association for Child Development opens an Infant Development Program playgroup in North Delta. Teachers and Parents of Delta Association for Child Development support private members bill proposed...

1990’s History – Reach Child & Youth Development Centre

  1990's History - Reach Child & Youth Development The Delta Association for the Handicapped now serves approximately 200 families through its 4 programs; The Delta Child Development Centre preschool; Penny Sunshine Preschool; the Infant Development Program and the...

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 to...

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...

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...

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. Ross...