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.
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
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.
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 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
Christopher Graci, 4 years old
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.
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
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 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.
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!
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!