Today’s Family Early Learning and Child Care is a non-profit, charitable agency serving more than 4000 children (and their parents and caregivers) in Hamilton, Halton, Haldimand and Norfolk and surrounding areas.

We offer a wide range of early learning and child care programs as well as parental support programs to help you and your child every step of the way. It’s professional, caring support that makes a real difference in the physical, emotional, social and intellectual development of children.

We hope you’ll enjoy the information, programs and resources on this site.

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We’ve been helping today’s families here for over 30 years

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Our many programs offer lots of colour and diversity

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Our enrolment is growing faster than sunflowers

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Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years has been practiced here for over 30 years


At Today’s Family, every child has a sense of belonging when he or she is connected to others and contributes to their world. Our programs cultivate authentic, caring relationships and connections to create a sense of belonging among and between children, adults, and the world around them.


Here, every child is developing a sense of self, health, and well-being. Our programs nurture children’s healthy development and support their growing sense of self.


At Today’s Family, every child is an active and engaged learner who explores the world with body, mind, and senses. Our programs provide environments and experiences to engage children in active, creative, and meaningful exploration, play, and inquiry.


Here, every child is a capable communicator who expresses himself or herself in many ways. Our programs foster communication and expression in all forms.

Today’s Family is Embracing the Future!

Here are five ways Today’s Family will Embrace the Future by the year 2020

Our People

1. We will invest in our most precious asset: Our People

Culture and Values

2. We will renew our focus on our Culture and Values

Creativity and Passion for Excellence

3. Our Creativity and Passion for Excellence will be the foundation of our future success

Opportunities in our communities

4. We will capitalize on Opportunities in our communities

Succession Planning

5. Succession Planning will provide opportunities and effective leadership for many years to come







Before and After School Programs


Day Camps


Early Learning and Child Care Centres


Licensed Home Child Care


EarlyON Child and Family Centres


Work and Family Connections




Learning Responsibility

Adulthood may be a long way off for your child, but that doesn’t stop you from thinking about your some-day-grown-up-kid on a daily basis. You want, more than anything, for them to be self-sufficient, accountable and successful. Learning how to be responsible takes time, but it can be done! By incorporating our 5 tips into…

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Teaching Preschoolers to Say More Than “I’m Sorry”

Apologizing isn’t easy; no matter how old you are! Saying sorry means admitting you were wrong or that you hurt someone, and offering a way to help. As parents, we often find ourselves prompting our children to say sorry for something they’ve done wrong. But what does “I’m sorry” really mean to a preschooler? The…

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How Your Toddler Shows They Care About You

For toddlers, verbal communication is constantly developing. Every day, they’re learning more and more about how to effectively communicate with their caregivers, peers and, most importantly, you. Because toddlers don’t quite have a handle on exactly how to tell you how they’re feeling, they come up with all sorts of ways to show you that…

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Spend the morning with us at the EarlyON Centre!

On the outside, it’s the coziest of century homes that appears frozen in a time when life moved at an easier pace and neighbours knew each other by name. Inside the EarlyON Centre in Waterdown, it’s still very much that way! EarlyON Child and Family Centres offer a no-cost drop-in environment for parents, caregivers and…

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Developing Friendship: A Visit to Tiffany Hills

Friendship is important. Your friends are the ones, outside of your family, that you can rely on for support, understanding and comradery – no matter what. But, like any other skill, building meaningful friendships takes a number of tools that you gather during early childhood. We’ll let the kids from our Tiffany Hills location show…

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Natural Playgrounds and Why They’re Awesome

Since the beginning of December, the preschoolers at our Greendale location have been waiting patiently, with noses pressed up against windows and fences, for Earthscape Play to finish their brand new naturalized playground. While the kids certainly enjoyed watching the Earthscape team work on another masterpiece, just like they did at our Lakewood location last…

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Winter Activities You Should Try This Season!

Well, folks, winter is in full swing here in the Great White North, and we’ve got a lot of activities that take advantage of this wonderful time of year! Here at Today’s Family we love trying new things or putting a twist on old classics. So grab your mittens, scarves, hats, and jackets and try…

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Safe Outdoor Play for a Winter’s Day

  With Winter in full effect, it may be tempting to stay inside – hiding from the cold under your favourite blanket. Even the preschoolers at Today’s Family have had to make the best of indoor play this week, with temperatures plummeting and icy winds blowing! We can’t wait for Old Man Winter to let…

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Creating a Welcoming, Kid-Friendly Environment

The physical environment that a child spends time in isn’t just a room – it’s a tool they can use to learn, explore, create, grow, and make meaning from experiences. Children are constantly learning from their surroundings, so it’s important that they gain a feeling of comfort and engagement from the spaces that are meant…

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Contact Us

The central office for Today’s Family
is located at:
44 Greendale Drive
Hamilton, Ontario
L9C 5Z4

Hamilton: 905 574 9344
Halton: 289 288 0059
Haldimand and Norfolk: 1 844 574 9344
Fax: 905-574-2684

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