In the Silver Creek classrooms--toddler and pre-school--we provide a creative, playful, and fun variety of multi-sensory activities to encourage learning. The work of children is play and it is easy to see that in our setting. We know that learning opportunities come from experiences and we provide some very unique opportunities for your children.
We employ a modified Emergent Curriculum to enhance children’s individual inquiry approach to play-based learning. Building upon the children’s interests and adding to those interests in order to encourage experiential learning is fun and exciting. It also takes involvement from the teachers and support staff to observe and engage the children, encouraging them to develop new skills by introducing early academic concepts, providing for self exploration, engaging in social situations and encouraging independence and self awareness. Children are provided with a tailored program that fits their ability level and learning style.
As many of our students have physical challenges, we make certain that play activities can be accessed by making modifications and accommodations to seating, play materials, positioning and the use of technology to support whatever the need might be. We embrace an interdisciplinary team approach in the classroom to make certain that all children are engaged in the activities.
We also have a new naturalized, accessible out-of-doors play space that will be used as an outdoor classroom. This space will open in late 2015 and we are very excited to experience the learning opportunities in all areas--math, science, mobility, sensory, music, art, and physical activity--that this new green space will provide.
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.
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.
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
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 advisors whenever I have questions or concerns about my child.
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.
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 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!
Thank you all for all of your hard work and all of the feedback regarding Alexa. Your dedication towards my daughter’s continued development is inspiring. Alexa is extremely fortunate to have so many people in her life ready to support and inspire her to do things we were not sure were possible.
Nicole Payette and 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.
The things I like about Silver Creek: 1. Playing on the computer 2. Playing dress-up with my friends 3. I like when the teachers read books to me 4. I also liked to spend time with Bill. He used to tell me jokes.They were very, very, very, very funny. 5. My favourite activity was listening to music