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.
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 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.
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.
The staff at Silver Creek see the children as a ‘whole child’ i.e. well beyond any special needs that they might have, and see them as individuals with lots of strengths in different ways. For me, I have learned that the more work I can put into helping my child, the more she will be able to achieve her goals, and they can be small goals so we can celebrate success often. You are a very special group of people and you have definitely made a huge positive impact in our lives.
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!
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.
Silver Creek staff and community are exceptional. The support we have received and the early learning experiences our child has had there will set him up for a more integrated life. And support my spouse and I have received has helped us so much as we navigate our roles as parents
Quin and Michelle, Toronto
The staff at Silver Creek have definitely exceeded my expectations in every way. They genuinely care about the children and work tirelessly every day for the benefit of the children. They also have a wealth of knowledge and have become my trusted advisers whenever I have questions or concerns about my child.
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.
Silver Creek has given my son the tools that are necessary to succeed in school, and in life. Their patience and love have guided my son to develop in ways that words can’t describe. He is a confident individual who thrives on challenges and I thank Silver Creek for that. Actually, I thank all the members of Silver Creek for all they have done. It is truly a great place to be.