We are always investing in our children’s educational and therapeutic needs. From programs, equipment, and technology to helping children access the school via transportation, there are many ways you can make a difference.
Silver Creek has been serving children with physical and developmental challenges since 1975 when local parents petitioned the provincial government for funding and support in starting a program to serve the pre-academic and therapeutic needs of their children. The school has grown from seven students in 1975 to more than 60 children being served annually. Government assistance is now provided by Toronto’s Children's Services through subsidies directly to qualifying families, and through...[read more]
Since Xavier has been diagnosed with Sandhoff disease, my family’s lives have been turned upside down. It has been difficult for us to find a place for our family in the community. And then we found Silver Creek, it is like a second home to us. I would love the opportunity to give back to Silver Creek.
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 is phenomenal. 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.
Farah Fua and Roy Ramnarine
We have seen tremendous gains in our daughter’s skills since she started at Silver Creek a year ago; her speech, mobility and play skills have really come along. The teachers and staff members at Silver Creek are dedicated to helping each child to reach their full potential and truly love what they do.
Danna Broadworth and Matt Amann
Thank you Silver Creek Pre-School for welcoming me as an observer to your program. I learned so much about paying attention to every little detail in supporting a child who needs assistance in taking small steps to reach their larger goal. The staff at Silver Creek Pre-School are very special professionals who demonstrate how precious life is to our little children.
Sheri Robb, Special Needs Consultant
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. Thank you.
The staff at Silver Creek are a very special group of professionals who I find care deeply for the children they work with while at the same time pushing them to excel and surpass expectations often placed on children with disabilities. Thank you, Silver Creek!
Everyone at Silver Creek has been extremely compassionate, professional, patient and persistent in helping my child with her activities daily. As a result, my child has made significant improvements in all her developmental areas and in particular, her motor skills.
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.
I will never forget the impact that Silver Creek had on our family and more importantly Piero’s success in transitioning into mainstream school. Always a challenge but without a doubt you and your team made all the unknowns not as daunting as them seemed.
Susy Gallucci, mom of Piero
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. We are forever grateful.
Amy De Domenico
Who Attends Silver Creek
Children from age 18 months until kindergarten age can attend Silver Creek. Our expertise is in serving children with special needs as well as children who do not have special needs.
The special needs of the children include:
Communication disorders/language delays
At risk for delayed development because of prematurity, complex medical conditions
No child will be excluded from Silver Creek because of their special need.
We have been integrated with children without special needs since 1984. Children of all abilities play and work together helping each other to reach their full potential.
If you haven't yet heard the news - We Saved Silver Creek!!
An excerpt from Yvan Baker's community announcement:
“After two years of advocacy, I was thrilled to join Minister of Education, Mitzie Hunter, and the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Children and Youth Services, Sophie Kiwala, to announce that the Province intends to purchase Silver Creek Public School from the TDSB, protecting these important services for children with special needs … Together, with the help of the passion and resilience of our community, we have saved Silver Creek.”
Yes we have. Thanks to everyone for all your dedication and hard work. This is a moment to celebrate! ... See MoreSee Less
Today, April 4, 2017 Minister of Education Mitzie Hunter, reveals during a press conference, that the Ministry of Education will purchase the Silver Creek property from the Toronto District School Board in order to preserve the two valuable services this building houses; Silver Creek Pre-school and The Etobicoke Children's Centre. Such a community effort. Such a victory. ... See MoreSee Less