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
Being a baby is awfully exciting. It’s exciting for you, as a parent, too! You get to watch as your child sees new things for the very first time, and gets to know their world. Here are some of the things your child will discover in their first 18 months of life, and how you…Read More
It’s an inevitable part of being human – challenges, problems, and set-backs are bound to happen. But, how we address these problems is what helps to shape us. Of course, the ability to solve problems is a skill, and skills require lots and lots of practice! Here are a few tips you can use when…Read More
Did you know that the EarlyON program offers scheduled programming and workshops for parents, caregivers and children on most days of the week? EarlyON Child and Family Centres are places where parents, grandparents, caregivers, and children six years of age and younger play and learn together. At the EarlyON Child and Family Centres, parents and…Read More
March Break Camp was, once again, fantastic week at all 6 locations. The campers had so much fun making new friends, exploring their community, and learning lots of new things in camp’s play-based environment. We’re going to take you back to day one, and show you what the first day of camp looked like when…Read More
We’ve all been there. It’s coming up on dinner time, and you’re lacking inspiration. Looking for some ideas, you ask your toddler what they’d like to eat. Of course, the options start rolling in, “Mac and Cheese! Tacos! Pizza!” But, when you ask them to pick one, you’re met with the infamous, “Ummmmmmmmm.” This situation…Read More
Adulthood may be a long way off for your child, but that doesn’t stop you from thinking about your some-day-grown-up-kid on a daily basis. You want, more than anything, for them to be self-sufficient, accountable and successful. Learning how to be responsible takes time, but it can be done! By incorporating our 5 tips into…Read More
Apologizing isn’t easy; no matter how old you are! Saying sorry means admitting you were wrong or that you hurt someone, and offering a way to help. As parents, we often find ourselves prompting our children to say sorry for something they’ve done wrong. But what does “I’m sorry” really mean to a preschooler? The…Read More
For toddlers, verbal communication is constantly developing. Every day, they’re learning more and more about how to effectively communicate with their caregivers, peers and, most importantly, you. Because toddlers don’t quite have a handle on exactly how to tell you how they’re feeling, they come up with all sorts of ways to show you that…Read More
On the outside, it’s the coziest of century homes that appears frozen in a time when life moved at an easier pace and neighbours knew each other by name. Inside the EarlyON Centre in Waterdown, it’s still very much that way! EarlyON Child and Family Centres offer a no-cost drop-in environment for parents, caregivers and…Read More
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