The parent program at Silver Creek Pre-School is a support network that aims to empower parents and enable families to advocate for their children. Because of its positive impact, Silver Creek continues to make significant enhancements to this program, and is happy to see how its expansion has allowed more access to support for parents.
With a parent support staff member available in person on set days at the school, as well as through email, the parent program offers increasing resources for families. The program is family-driven and is there to offer support in any way you need. We offer information about available community and health services, help with completing applications, and counsel and guidance in managing personal matters. Please ask, we are here to support you and help you find answers!
Our dedicated space in the school, the Parent Room, is a welcoming place to gather, obtain information, or to simply relax and chat with other parents. Rich social support networks often develop between our families this way, extending into friendships beyond school walls. As one parent has put it, this is her “Silver Creek family.”
As part of our parent support program, Silver Creek also offers a series of support group sessions, led by a professional family therapist. These sessions are aimed at addressing issues such as self-care, family connections, school transitions and sharing in the joys and challenges of caring for a child with special needs. These sessions are held throughout the year, and all parents are notified and invited to participate if they choose. Our families are appreciated as partners in the provision of services to the children, and we have learned that the greatest insight and change is often achieved through the sharing of information between parents.
Our twins started at Silver Creek in the fall of 2009. I knew they were in excellent hands and I saw them progress so rapidly. I was very concerned about their development prior to starting Silver Creek and in no time, they were at the same level as the rest of their peers. The impact the staff at Silver Creek has had on our children has been tremendous. We are happy that our twins will benefit from another year under their guidance.
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
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!
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!
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 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
My husband and I are so grateful for the wonderful and exceptional team of teachers, therapists and volunteers at Silver Creek. It is inspirational and beautiful to witness daily the love, passion and dedication that they have for each and every child/student, and their professions. They are the very best!
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 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.