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

 

"How are you doing Dad?" the first full sentence that Nicholas said to his Dad one day coming home from doing our grocery shopping.  I stopped what I was doing and with a lump on my throat I reached out and I gave him the longest hug I had ever given to someone in my life, with a whisper I said " great job Baba"!!

 

Nicholas was born with a lot of health issues, that forced us to stay at Sick Kids Hospital for six months two weeks after he was born. As a mom, you could always tell something is wrong with your child when he takes your hand to show you something and points out to what he wants instead of saying something.  At two and a half he was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder –something I already had a hunch but was afraid to accept.

 

Silver Creek Pre-School came into Nicholas's life as  a miracle, and like his guardian angels the staff at this school have guided him in every aspect of his life to be where he is today and will be in the future.  The one- on- one attention, the follow through notes that the OT,  the Speech and Language therapist or the music teacher, and everyone that's involved in his care and in his developmental progress is phenomenal, something that both my husband and I will forever be grateful and will always be a part of Nicholas as he grows older.  Silver Creek staff, you possess the healing hands and big hearts for looking after the welfare of our child in the areas we don't know how.  Thank you for all the love, the support, the kindness and for being the parents for Nicholas when we can't be there.

 

We put up our tree on November 29th and it was a joy to hear Nicholas say to my husband and I "Merry Christmas Dad, Merry Christmas Mom" a common phrase that everyone says at Christmas time but for my husband and I- it's priceless, one that keeps us smiling each time and leaves us beaming with pride.  Enrolling Nicholas at Silver Creek is the best decision we have ever made for him.  Thank You Silver Creek for helping our Miracle and most of all thank you for being Nicholas's  MIRACLE. 

 

 

From Nicholas's  Proud and Grateful Parents,

 

Farah Fua and Roy Ramnarine  

Farah Fua and Roy Ramnarine