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







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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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Healthy Children are Active Children

Back in May, the New York Times published an article titled “Child’s Play Is Good for All of Us,” which of course was totally brand-new information for us. (For those of you who haven’t interacted with a teenager recently, that’s called sarcasm). All kidding aside, Ms. Reynold’s article is an eye-opening and slightly terrifying look…

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Todays Family Celebrates International Mud Day!

When Anne, an Early Years Facilitator at the Hamilton Mountain Ontario Early Years Centre heard about International Mud Day – a day specifically set aside to celebrate all the squishy wonder that is water mixed with dirt – she had a fantastic idea. Why not explore the idea of mud and all its messy majesty…

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It’s Great Outdoors Month – Get Outside, then Get Creative!

The month of June is designated as Great Outdoors Month! So, in keeping with this month’s theme, we decided to bring you an outdoor activity, for all ages, and an art project– all in one blog post! What you’ll need: A bucket/bag/box (or your pockets will do!) Various art supplies (whatever you have around the…

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Ontario making Licensed Home Child Care more affordable for families and providers

Social Justice Reporter Laurie Monsebraaten has brought us another article – keeping us all informed about the new and exciting progress in the licensed child care sector! For your convenience, we’ve copied the article below. For more information, stay tuned! The policy change will be announced in it’s entirety tomorrow – and we’ll keep you…

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Spring Cleaning: Why Chores are Good for Kids!

We all know that running a household is tough – with laundry, meals, cleanup, vacuuming, lunches to pack, pets to feed. That’s why we often encourage our kids to help out around the house. Many (sometimes little) hands make light work, right? But did you know what helping with household chores is actually vital to…

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100 in 1 Day: How Would You Improve Hamilton?

On Thursday, May 11th the Franklin Road Before and After School Program went out to Sackville Hill Senior Recreation Centre to learn all about The 100 in 1 Day Festival. 100 in a Day is a global festival which finds its beginnings with a group of design students in Bogotá, Colombia in 2012. The students…

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Being a Home Child Care Provider – Are you cut out for the role?

In October 2013, our favourite parenting magazine Today’s Parent released an article all about Melissa Huff. We encourage you to check out the full article and learn the ins and outs of home child care. Melissa is like any mom – she loved spending time at home with her baby. She began to wonder about…

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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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