Programs & Services

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Every child has an individualized program within the group classroom setting.

Assessments and goal setting occur throughout the year, with the parents and the teaching/therapy team, so that every child's individual needs are addressed.

What makes our program at Silver Creek unique is that therapy--physio, occupational, speech and language and music therapy-- services are provided within the classroom setting. There is also the opportunity for some small group sessions and individual treatment, as needed.

Our philosophy is that therapy is an integral part of the children's day. It is not an exercise program of a specific length, but rather a matter of proper handling, movement, seating, communication and cognitive expectations-developmentally appropriate-- throughout daily routines and play. We are working towards optimum independence in self-help skills and community living for our children.

This integration of services allows your child to continue improving his/her gross motor, fine motor, communication and daily living skills under the guidance of these professionals while enjoying the play, pre-academic and social setting with peers.

Our weekly program consists of four half-days with a wide variety of stimulating experiences. A typical day at school for your child would look like this:

9:20am

Arrival and cloakroom


9:30-10:00am

Circle time (based on bi-weekly themes)

10-10:30am

Creative and fine motor activities
Individual goals are also worked on during this period


10:30-10:45am

Snack time (provided by Silver Creek)

10:45-11:20am

Gross motor activities

11:25 am

Good-bye circle/cloakroom/departure

*Note: For afternoon classes start time is 1:20pm

Testimonial

I am extremely pleased with the teachings that Silver Creek provided for my daughter.  I have noticed quite an improvement in her knowledge of the alphabet, numbers, and colours.  I am looking forward to my son joining Silver Creek in 2011.  I know the education he will receive there will benefit him.        

Thank you to all the teachers and volunteers.  You have made my daughters learning experience enjoyable and lots of fun. 

Elisa Gismondi