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.






Before and After School Programs


Day Camps


Early Learning and Child Care Centres


Licensed Home Child Care


Ontario Early Years Centres


Work and Family Connections




The New Federal Budget: Good News for Canadian Child Care

It’s no secret that here at Today’s Family, we’re all about quality child care and finding the best solutions for children and families all across Hamilton, Halton and Haldimand-Norfolk. We’re also passionate advocates for child care and children’s rights all across Canada. The great thing about working in a field that you’re passionate about is…

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Our CEO Marni Flaherty: An Advocate Pushing for Licensing of Home Daycares

In last week’s edition of The ­­­­Toronto Star, you may have come across a familiar face. Our CEO Marni Flaherty was interviewed about licensed home child care in Ontario. The piece, written by social justice reporter Laurie Monsebraaten, did an excellent job of painting a complete portrait of what licensed child care is and what…

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Flavourful Food for Fussy, Fast Paced Families: Rice Pilaf Recipe!

We know; we’ve been there. It’s a weeknight. You just finished work. You picked one kid up from day care and the other one just hopped off the school bus. You and your partner give each other a desperate, knowing glance that says, “Oh no. It’s dinner time.” You propose a salad. “That’s for rabbits!”…

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Field Trip: Visiting CH Norton and Lakewood

Happy Friday! Today, as part of our February theme of highlighting our programs, we’re taking a trip to two of our full day care centres, stopping by at the Preschool room at CH Norton in Burlington, and the Toddler room at Lakewood in Port Dover. Let’s take a look…     It was just a…

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Sneak Peak: Our New Tiffany Hills Location

We have a bit of an announcement: on Tuesday, February 21, Today’s Family is opening a new child care centre in the also-brand-new Tiffany Hills School in Ancaster! With opening day less than a week away (!!!), we decided to pay a visit to the new location and see what’s up. Luckily, we got the…

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Let’s Revisit: The Emergent Curriculum

Happy Friday, and welcome to February! This month we’re going to highlight some of the amazing stories that come out of our centres every day! But before we go on a couple field trips, we want to talk a bit about why we at Today’s Family do what we do. All of our programs, from…

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Finding Positive Role Models for Young Girls

Today, we bring you the final installment in our month-long mental wellness series. January has been a fantastic month of spreading awareness on how we at Today’s Family help kids to be as physically and mentally healthy as we possibly can. On Friday we gave you, “Boys Have Feelings Too!” and now we’re bringing you…

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Boys have feelings, too!

Happy Mental Wellness Month! This week, we bring you installment #3 in our month-long series. For all of January, we’ll be show you how we at Today’s Family take steps to ensure that all of the children we care for are healthy and happy, and how you can too. Today we’re going to talk about…

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Today is “Bell Let’s Talk” Day!

This month, we’ve been talking about Mental Wellness and what we at Today’s Family do to encourage it. It’s a big job, and it’s good to know that we have big friends! Today is Bell Let’s Talk day, a day meant to spark conversations across Canada about mental health and mental wellness. We can do our…

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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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