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


EarlyON Child and Family Centres


Work and Family Connections




New Early Learning and Child Care Program at Franklin Road

Today’s Family is excited to announce the opening of our new early learning and child care program at Franklin Road School.   A place for toddlers, preschoolers and school age children, it is a warm and welcoming environment for children, families, staff and the Franklin Road community.   The space is designed with the children…

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Your Family’s First Days of Child Care

You’ve purchased a tiny backpack, you’ve met the educators that will care for your child; you’ve taken all of the necessary steps to prepare your child (and yourself) for the first day of child care. Even with all of the steps put in place to ensure your comfort, peace of mind, and trust you can’t…

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The First 18 Months

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…

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How to Help Your Child Learn to Solve Problems

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…

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What’s going on at your local EarlyON Centre?

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…

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Baking Cookies with the Campers at R.A Riddell

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…

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How Toddlers Make Decisions

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…

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Learning Responsibility

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…

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Teaching Preschoolers to Say More Than “I’m Sorry”

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…

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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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