Reach Child Development Centre
Community Resource For Families That Have Children With Special Needs
At Reach we offer a variety of child development programs designed to meet a wide range of needs. These include services for children & 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, Child Development Consultants, Occupational Therapists, Infant Development Consultants and others with extensive experience supporting families and children.
Our family centered philosophy means that your needs determine our direction. Our programs and services are modified as families’ needs change. Need help navigating our programs? REACH Programs for my Child Visual shows the age, access and geographical area in one easy image. We also offer a REACH Programs guide in Punjabi.
Programs are available in Delta, Surrey and Langley B.C.
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Reach Child Development Programs
Infant Development Program
The Infant Development Program (I.D.P.) is for children under the age of 3 who are at risk for or are presenting a delay in their development.
Reach ABA - Child Autism Program
The Reach ABA program is for children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Families can use autism and at-home funding to pay for services.
Delta Connex - Key Worker Program for Complex Behaviours & prenatal exposure
Program for parents, who have children that have been exposed to alcohol or drugs prenatally. Program is for children up to the age of 19
Aboriginal Supported Child Development Program
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.
Child Therapy Program
Provides speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy to children from age birth to kindergarten entry age.
Reach Counseling For Children & Families
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 is a three prong approach to family support. It is comprised of parent education classes, in-home behaviour support and a support group for siblings. Please contact your CYSN social worker for more information and referral.
Supported Child Development Program
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.
Behavior Support Child Development Programs
Reach Choices Program
Choices is a family-centred program that provides individualised services to children and youth with autism and their families.
Families work with a Behavioural Consultant, Speech-Language therapist, Occupational Therapist, or Physiotherapist to establish priorities for intervention. Goals can be picked in the areas of social skills, language and communication, fine motor, self help and leisure skills.
Therapy teams provide education and training to assist families in creating supportive learning environments for their children and youth.
Positive Behavioural Support Program
A provincially funded in-home support program for families with children with special needs, including children with autism, ages 3 to 18 years old who present with behavioural challenges.
Childcare, Social Groups & Resources
Respite Care - Child Care Service
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.
Reach GCT TEENS Social Saturdays
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.
Resources and groups to provide support for parents with special needs children between the ages of 0-18. South Delta Parent Support Group, Delta Down Syndrome Group, New Autism Diagnosis and Punjabi Speaking Parent support group information here.
Reach Child Development Preschools In Delta BC
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 BC Early Learning 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.
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.