Parent Financial Agreement

Including Admission and Withdrawal Policy and Procedures

When your child’s name comes to the top of the waitlist, you will be invited to Silver Creek with your child to see the program in action, ask questions, and receive an Intake Package. You will be given 2 weeks to complete the registration/intake information and return it to Silver Creek with a $70 nonrefundable registration fee. At that time a placement at Silver Creek is secured for your child for the Sept-June school year. (NB: we also do placements throughout the year should an opening become available).

You will need to attend a follow up visit the last week of June to meet all of the staff – teachers and therapists—who will be involved with your child, to review Silver Creek policies and procedures, and to make sure that we have all the information necessary to provide the best possible therapeutic and educational experience for your child.

Upon acceptance to Silver Creek we require one month’s tuition fee, dated for June 1 of current year. This fee will be applied to your child’s last month of tuition for the current school year. Essentially you are securing your child’s placement by paying for a month of fees now that will be applied to the final month’s tuition. This payment is nonrefundable.

We request post-dated cheques for the first of each month, dated September thru June (May, if this is your child’s final year at Silver Creek). Please provide these to us in June so that these financial issues are clear before the start of the school year in September. We also accept VISA or MasterCard (applicable fees apply).

If tuition is not paid on time, and no other arrangements have been made/requested by parents, your child may be discharged from Silver Creek after fourteen (14) days’ written notice from Silver Creek.

Similarly, we request a minimum of two weeks’ written notice, if you are withdrawing your child from Silver Creek. Failure to do so will result in two weeks’ fees being charged to you,in lieu of notice. Also, leaving the program after March 31st will require full payment of the balance of the school year (April, May and June). Thank you for your consideration.

Please note that there will be no reimbursement or deduction of fees for sick days, vacation days, or statutory holidays.

Per Diem rates and tuition fees are revised yearly by the Board of Directors based on the budget projections for the year. Silver Creek is not-for-profit and is registered as a charitable organization (No. 10798 0856RR0001) The Board of Directors endeavors to raise funds of up to $200,000.00 yearly to support the significantly enhanced services and staffing at Silver Creek. The fees that you paid do not reflect the true cost of the programs at Silver Creek. We encourage your participation in and support for the various fundraisers that are held for Silver Creek each year.

PLEASE KEEP THIS AGREEMENT FOR YOUR RECORDS. YOUR INITIALS ON THE AUTHORIZATION AND CONSENT FORM, POINT #7 (registration intake package) INDICATES YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND ACCEPTANCE OF THIS FINANCIAL, ADMISSION AND WITHDRAWAL POLICY.