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.
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.
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 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
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
We have seen tremendous gains in our daughter’s skills since she started at Silver Creek a year ago; her speech, mobility and play skills have really come along. The teachers and staff members at Silver Creek are dedicated to helping each child to reach their full potential and truly love what they do.
Danna Broadworth and Matt Amann
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.
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.
Thanks to the amazing support at Silver Creek, my daughter has been thriving in all areas. The team there is approachable, professional and incredibly committed. I am so grateful to be working with such a dedicated group of people who are passionate about helping my daughter achieve success.
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!
My daughter first attended Silver Creek when she was 2 years old and it was the first time I left her in the care of someone outside our family. The teachers and staff at Silver Creek were so empathetic and understanding and made the process less stressful for both my daughter and myself.