Our primary program is an early childhood classroom setting where therapeutic services are integrated throughout all activities.
What makes Silver Creek unique is that therapy services--physio, occupational, speech and language and music therapy--are provided within the classroom setting. There is also the opportunity for some small group sessions and individual treatment.
Every child has an individualized program within the group classroom setting. Assessments and goal setting occur throughout the year, collaboratively with parents and the teaching/therapy team, so that each child’s individual needs are addressed.
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, sensory experiences, 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. In our family-centred practice, school readiness is the long-term goal for all children, and it is part of Silver Creek’s mission to support our families in securing the next best educational placement for their child at age 4 or 5.
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 professionals while enjoying the play, pre-academic and social setting with peers.
Our weekly program consists of four half-days (Monday through Thursday) with a wide variety of play-based experiences.
We accept children who are 18 months of age through kindergarten age.
I will never forget the moments when interacting with my children’s teachers, speech therapists, occupational therapist and volunteers how obvious it was they were fulfilling their truest calling in supporting them and all children. I feel profoundly lucky and grateful knowing that my children’s path forward is brighter now because of them.
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.
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.
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.
David flourished at Silver Creek and so did I. The staff became my friends and a great emotional support to me. They helped with equipment suggestions, sources of extra funding, and co-ordinating David’s school placement at Sunnyview P.S. Well, David moved on but I stayed. I have been on the Board of Directors since 1998, and President for the past 5 years. Silver Creek is a magical place!
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 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 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
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.
Silver Creek offers one-on-one attention to all children that strives to bring out the very best in each child, regardless of what their needs are. By far, one of the best benefits of the program is the staff, who are loving and supportive and who go well beyond expectations on a daily basis.