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 yearsMore Info
Our many programs offer lots of colour and diversityMore Info
Our enrolment is growing faster than sunflowersMore Info
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.
1. We will invest in our most precious asset: Our People
2. We will renew our focus on our Culture and Values
3. Our Creativity and Passion for Excellence will be the foundation of our future success
4. We will capitalize on Opportunities in our communities
5. Succession Planning will provide opportunities and effective leadership for many years to come
We know the importance of music. We know that babies learn to recognize rhythm when they become aware of their mother’s heartbeat. We also know that music is what binds together cultures, families – human beings in general! A specific set of sounds can call up an emotion or a memory. It’s powerful stuff! So,…Read More
Here at Today’s Family, we encourage learning through play. We also put an emphasis on outdoor play. So, you may be wondering, what happens when these two things come together? To answer this we visited some of our child care centres in the Hamilton area. When we arrived at the Linden Park location, the kids…Read More
At first glance, it’s just a box of stuff. It’s filled with odds and ends; things that are often cast aside. But we know that it’s much more than that, because while standing at the edge with hands engaging with objects that are carefully selected, lessons are learned which lay a foundation for curiosities to…Read More
Supercrawl Supercrawl is an annual celebration of all things creative in Hamilton and the surrounding community. It’s reincarnated the first Friday evening of every month. This past weekend, Supercrawl returned to James St. South with gusto. Thousands gathered to see gigantic art installations, open galleries, and peruse vendors and purveyors of all kinds of artistic…Read More
It shouldn’t come as a surprise when we say that our Today’s Family Day Camp programs follow the same guidelines of healthy, active living that our other programs do. It shouldn’t, but it still does. We know this sounds like a super-sales pitch, but we’re being 100% honest: parents who just find out about our…Read More
Back in May, the New York Times published an article titled “Child’s Play Is Good for All of Us.” In this article, Gretchen Reynold’s gives an eye-opening and slightly terrifying look at a world where children are exercizing less and less. According to the study in the article, less-active children means higher chances of developing…Read More
When Anne, an Early Years Facilitator at the Hamilton Mountain Ontario Early Years Centre heard about International Mud Day – a day specifically set aside to celebrate all the squishy wonder that is water mixed with dirt – she had a fantastic idea. Why not explore the idea of mud and all its messy majesty…Read More
The month of June is designated as Great Outdoors Month! So, in keeping with this month’s theme, we decided to bring you an outdoor activity, for all ages, and an art project– all in one blog post! What you’ll need: A bucket/bag/box (or your pockets will do!) Various art supplies (whatever you have around the…Read More
Social Justice Reporter Laurie Monsebraaten has brought us another article – keeping us all informed about the new and exciting progress in the licensed child care sector! For your convenience, we’ve copied the article below. For more information, stay tuned! The policy change will be announced in it’s entirety tomorrow – and we’ll keep you…Read More
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