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




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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Let’s Visit: The Saltfleet Toddler Room!

Welcome to a brand new and exciting series on the blog! We decided that some of you may like to learn more about this Emergent Curriculum of ours. But, rather than boring you with the lengthy and technical definition, we figured we’d just show you some of the things that are going on at our…

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Licensed Home Child Care: What is it, and how it may be the best fit for you and your child.

At Today’s Family we pride ourselves in offering quality, licensed home child care for children; right from infancy up to age 12! For some children, a centre may be a good fit with its consistent schedule and larger class sizes. However, some families need a bit more flexibility and smaller group sizes . Here are…

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Back to School Series: Easy Weeknight Dinner – Michele’s Maple Glazed Salmon!

Happy Friday Parents! School, Soccer Practice, Music Lessons…who has time to cook a healthy meal on the fly? You do, friend! As an honorary Super Mom or Super Dad, you can totally find a few minutes to prepare a meal that is as nutritious as it is delicious – no drive thru necessary! We know,…

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Back to School Series! How to Help with “Homework.”

Even if your school-aged child is too young for actual “homework”, revisiting subjects that they’re learning from their teachers and peers can make or break a successful school year, and encourage your child to get into the habit. Start ‘em young, as they say! Here are 5 tips on how to help your child with…

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Back to School Series! How to Make the First Day a Breeze!

  (image from So, you and your kids have had an awesome summer full of fun in the sun, but now back-to-school season is upon us and you, like everyone, are feeling a little rusty when it comes to the routine. Or maybe you’re a first timer when it comes to the daily grind…

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3 Art Projects that You Can Do with Paint Swatches!

They’re colourful, they’re free and you can find them at any hardware store – they’re paint swatches! With such a vast array of colours, the possibilities are endless – and not just for your walls! Here are 3 art projects you can do with a handful of these beautiful, coloured pieces of cardstock. What you’ll…

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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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