I have had the pleasure and privilege of having three of my children attend Silver Creek Pre-School. When my autistic son started at Silver Creek, he had severe language delays and problems with transitioning from one activity to another. Silver Creek welcomed him with open arms and created visual pictograms for my son to aid him with transitions. This reduced his anxiety immensely and he felt safe, secure and loved by such dedicated staff. He had access to excellent speech therapy and we saw a remarkable improvement with his expressive language.
My two hearing impaired daughters were placed in classrooms with excellent peer language role models to assist in their language and articulation development. They received individualized programs to meet their needs. Silver Creek prepared them well for mainstream kindergarten.
Thank you Silver Creek for all your dedication, love and individual attention. We are forever grateful!
Amy De Domenico
Mother of graduates 2001, 2008 and 2012
I cannot thank you enough for the exceptional care and love the Silver Creek Staff has shown my child. It will forever be a wonderful memory in Ella's life and a great start to her educational career.
Before Silver Creek, Talie's life was a seemingly never ending series of doctors appointments and therapy appointments. This was never more apparent than the day she told a neighbour that she got her hair cut 'at the doctor's". Silver Creek has changed her scope of life in so many ways. She is able to get a lot of the different therapies she needs all under one roof; and all of that happens in a structured nursery school setting. She has made great friends and looks forward to school each day. The staff at Silver Creek are wonderful people and amazing at what they do. They are a great resource to have as well; very knowledgeable, willing and able to help us as parents through the complicated process of raising a child with special needs.
Thank you Silver Creek staff for all of the miracles you perform each day.
The DeMonte Family
Silver Creek has been an incredibly special place for my daughter Madeleine. When she started at Silver Creek in September her speech was delayed and she was only able to say one word sentences and in only three months she has started stringing together short sentences which has been remarkable. Her doctor just saw her in December and couldn't believe how much progress she had made in such a short time and thinks her speech is now on target for a 2 1/2 year old. The staff at Silver Creek are some of the most gifted teachers that I have met and while showing such love and compassion for all their students, they also have the unique ability to push students out of their comfort zone to help them excel in all areas of development. Thank you just doesn't seem enough for all that your staff do everyday.
Christine O’Rourke, mother of Madeleine
"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