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]
Silver Creek is a wonderful, caring and enriching experience for pre-schoolers. The program met our expectations (which were high!) because we had spoken with other parents whose children previously attend Silver Creek Pre-School. The teachers and staff exceeding our expectations.
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
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.
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
Fadhil has become a more confident boy ready to take on the world. He is able to sign and communicate his needs very efficiently. I am no longer worried about how he will do in school because of the great accomplishments that I have seen while he was at Silver Creek. Thank you for giving us courage and strength.
The Gedi Family
Silver Creek is a place like none other. Silver Creek allowed our confidence in our own abilities and decisions to be celebrated as Marasia’s world opened up in front our eyes. We are forever grateful for the exceptional staff at this very special place who make children (and their families) feel like superstars everyday.
The Townsend-Nunes Family
My daughter first attended Silver Creek when she was 2 years old and it was the first time I left her in the care of someone outside our family. The teachers and staff at Silver Creek were so empathetic and understanding and made the process less stressful for both my daughter and myself.
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 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.
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
Linda and Darcy DeMonte
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.
Congratulations to Irena--a superlative Silver Creek teacher/RECE who received the Award of Excellence in Field Education from Ryerson University for her commitment to supporting and mentoring placement students. Your team-mates at Silver Creek applaud your skills, Irena. ... See MoreSee Less
The Foley/Battye Family had a surprise for us today. Birthday celebrations/gifts for alumni Henry(8) and Teddy(6) were donated to Silver Creek to purchase whatever is needed for the children! The amount is a large $1,000 --The young philanthropists make us grateful and happy! ... See MoreSee Less
Celebrating Silver Creek Volunteers! we are so grateful for the extra hands, hearts, and heads that support the children in the classroom, and on the BOD, on a daily basis. Thanks for coming out for some fun last night and enjoying the photo booth ... See MoreSee Less
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