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




April Showers: 3 Reasons why Water-play is Great!

Happy Friday! This week we had a bit of a mix up. The original plan was to make a post about an awesome outdoor craft that would take advantage of all the windy days we’ve had lately. It turns out that Mother Nature had different plans, though, so expect that post next week. All of…

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Our Outdoor Gardens: Visiting Greendale

Something is happening at our Greendale Center. Something exciting. It’s that time of year, again. It’s time to plant our gardens. “The gardens are one of my favourite places to be at Today’s Family!” Melissa tells me. Melissa is in charge of our gardens here at Greendale, and since the ground has officially thawed, and…

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Outdoor Play: More than just “Burning Off Some Steam”

Well, Spring is here! And minus the one or two flurries that’ll pop up this month, Spring is here to stay! Garden shops are open, flowers are being planted, and at Today’s Family, we’re talking about Outdoor Play. This is something we’ve talked about before, but we think it bears repeating: outdoor play is critical…

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Keeping it Fresh: Visiting the Tiffany Hills Kitchen

“And now, back to your regularly scheduled programming.” March is Nutrition Month here on the blog (even though we’ve been talking about other things lately), and we wanted to end the month on a high note. So we decided to pay a visit to Yvonne, one of our favourite Today’s Family cooks. Yvonne has been with us for the…

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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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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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