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




“I’m feeling sad” – How to talk to your kids when they don’t want to

Happy Mental Wellness Month! This week, we bring you installment #2 in the 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. Of course, children can’t be happy all…

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Hey East Hamilton Mountain! We can’t wait to meet you at C.B Stirling Elementary School

Happy Wednesday! We’re excited to announce the second of our two new locations: C.B Stirling Elementary on the East Hamilton Mountain! Before and After School Care is up and running for children in Junior Kindergarten. Our Associate Director for Hamilton East, Krista Farley says, “We are very happy to be part of the community and…

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Why Outdoor Play is the best thing for kids

Happy Mental Wellness Month! Here at Today’s Family, we’ll be spending all of January bringing you posts all about how to foster mental wellness in your child, and examples of how we’re taking steps to ensure that the children we care for are as happy and healthy as they could possibly be. This week, we’re…

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Exciting News Ancaster! Brand new Today’s Family location opening this month

Today’s Family is excited to announce that child care will be available at not one, but two new locations as of the beginning of January! The first location is Tiffany Hills Elementary School in Ancaster. This school is brand new and combines the populations of both Chedoke and Ancaster Meadow Elementary Schools. Before and After…

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Let It Snow with Two Art Projects That Are Jack Frost Approved

It never quite seems like winter until there’s snow on the ground, which is why this recent warmer weather really bummed us out. But while we wait for Jack Frost to pay us another visit, there’s no reason why we can’t make our own snow! Today we’re going to look at two ways to make…

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Guest Blogger: Nikki Kennedy and the Mohawk College OEYC

Happy Friday, Friends! Today we’d like to introduce you to someone. Our guest blogger this week is Nikki Kennedy! Nikki has been working with Today’s Family since she first started as a Registered Early Childhood Educator. Now, she is the Coordinator of our Mohawk College Ontario Early Years Centre and also works as a Placement…

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It’s National Child’s Day: The Children’s Charter of Rights

On National Child’s Day 2016, we share with the Children’s Charter of Rights. The charter was created in partnership with children, children’s agencies and the City of Hamilton. Over 2000 children and youth of Hamilton created the Charter in their own words, through extensive community engagement. To read and view the Charter in its entirety,…

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Let’s Visit: The Greendale Preschoolers

The Emergent Curriculum is all about letting kids do what they do best in the early years. It acknowledges that all children are born with the ability to learn valuable skills and life lessons all on their own – with a bit of supervision of course! Today we’ll take a look at the Preschoolers at…

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Autumn Exploring and An Art Project

Happy Friday Friends! It’s November, and the trees are giving their last hurrah as far as colour goes. We wanted to make sure we got outside to enjoy their autumn splendor before they fall. Why not go for a hike with your little ones? Ask them what colours they see. Most importantly, collect some leaves…

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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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