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


Ontario Early Years Centres


Work and Family Connections




Indoor play – For the days you just can’t get outside.

  Now that it’s December, the days are becoming shorter and the weather is getting worse. You might be thinking, “What? But Today’s Family loves outdoor play!” and we do. Sometimes, though, it’s just too cold and dreary to get outside and play. With all the benefits that outdoor play has to offer this might…

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Making Children’s Learning Visible

When you walk into any one of our child care programs, whether it be a centre, a home or a before and after school program, it’s likely that you’ll see photo collages of children discovering, learning and playing. You may also receive photos and stories via our app, the Today’s Family Fridge. Photos of children…

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Relationships and Learning: A How-To in 4 Easy Steps

Here at Today’s Family, we focus on learning. Sure, our name says, specifically, early learning – meaning the valuable and fundamental learning opportunities that happen every day in the early years. But, don’t you have to know all of the ingredients in a recipe before you whip out your mixing bowls and set to work?…

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Come on a Nature Walk with C.H Norton!

We visited the toddlers at our C.H Norton location just in time to join them on their nature walk. It’s cold out there, though, so after we bundled up in our coats, hats, mittens and boots, it was time to set out on our adventure! The kids at C.H Norton are especially lucky – they…

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Why Music is Important for your Toddler

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,…

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What Happens During Outdoor Play?

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…

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Sensory Bins: What they are and why they’re awesome!

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…

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Culture for Kids in the Arts Celebrates Children’s Rights at Supercrawl

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…

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Let’s Take a Field Trip to Kinder Camp!

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…

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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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