Silver Creek is committed to the full inclusion of persons with disabilities.
Our 40 year history has been dedicated to providing integrated therapeutic services and early learning experiences so that children are able to acquire the skills that will help them to be successful in a more mainstream community environment. To that end, Silver Creek provides an early education setting where children with disabilities--all types--and typically developing children--all types--learn together. In the Silver Creek environment children with special needs are in the majority. The benefits of this diverse way of learning and engaging with other children are plentiful.
A smaller staff-to-children ratio allows for individualized programming for every child in the group setting. The developmental and educational needs of all children are best met in this way of service provision. There is opportunity in this reversely integrated setting for children with special needs to take the lead, promoting self-reliance and self-esteem. The emphasis on functional independence in our program facilitates increased participation in the home and community. By providing therapeutic interventions such as appropriate seating, mobility devices, and total communication systems, children are able to develop their skills and express their full potential. Silver Creek also employs strategies for behaviour that help children deal with frustrations and challenges.
Silver Creek supports the rights of families to choose the type of early education they feel will best suit their child and family situation.
All children have the right to be cared for in environments that can meet their needs and help them grow and develop to their fullest potential.
It is Silver Creek’s philosophy that integrated therapy and education leads to successful inclusion.
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.
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.
My son Aleksander currently attends Silver Creek. My only disappointment is that we didn’t discover Silver Creek sooner. The amount of love, kindness and support he has received has surpassed all my expectations. The staff and other children never fail to put a smile on both our faces. Every child and staff member will forever hold a special place in our hearts.
Mother of Silver Creek Student
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
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
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 am always in awe at the great variety and quality of the activities that your staff bring to the outdoor space. The range of activities and the attention to detail is quite a feat. Amazing really. Thank you for all that you do.
Polly Sutton, Mother of Ethan
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
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.