Langley Child Development Centre’s annual Family Picnic is being called a huge success, with more than 300 parents and children getting to spend a day on the farm at Aldor Acres on June 17.
Each year, LCDC hosts a family picnic to celebrate the families who have received or are receiving services from Langley Child Development.
It’s an opportunity to come together in a safe and supportive environment to share in the common experience of having children with unique challenges — from delays related to premature birth, to a diagnosis of Down Syndrome or autism, to facing a life limiting illness — these are some of the experiences that Langley families face on a daily basis, said Cora Boecker, of LCDC.
Families were grateful for the range of activities available for their children — who have varying needs and abilities — from hayrides and a petting zoo to face painting and arts and crafts. A new addition this year were the farm-themed sensory bins. They are great for children of all ages and abilities, but especially for those with sensory processing disorders, said Boecker.
The Langley Child Development Centre is thankful for the support of Aldor Acres owners who donate the farm and their time to the family picnic. Sponsors also help to make this event possible, including Murray Latta Progressive Machine, Millennium Landscaping, The Wishing Star Lapointe Psychology Services, Canada Ticket and John Pybus and Mike Thomson.