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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Summer Day Camps


Early Learning and Child Care Centres


Licensed Home Child Care


EarlyON Child and Family Centres


Work and Family Connections




Licensed Home Child Care – Can You be a Childcare Provider?

At Today’s Family, we try to run programs suited for the family of today. That means offering a bevy of programs for every sort of family, from full day care, to before and after school care, drop in early childhood education centres, and more. However, there is only so much that we can do, especially…

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It’s About Belonging

Earlier this year, we were happy to highlight our new Mission, Vision, and Values statements to our community. One of those tenets stuck out to our Early Childhood Educators at our Before and After School program. Encouraged by the line “It’s about Belonging,” these ECEs made October all about our sense of Belonging! Belonging in…

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Winter Camp 2019-20 is a go!

It’s that time of year again – the time of year where days are getting shorter, mornings are getting chillier, and parents start digging out the winter mittens. Which means that it’s also time to register your child for the Today’s Family Winter Day Camps. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR 2019-20 WINTER DAY CAMP SESSIONS!…

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You’re invited to an UnBirthday Party; a party for everyone takes place tomorrow!

We can’t really tell you what’s going to happen because, well, we don’t really know, but isn’t that half the fun: not knowing?! Inspired by a Brantford teen with Williams Syndrome, the Hamilton Public Library (Downtown, Central Library adjacent to Jackson Square and the Hamilton Market) is offering an opportunity for people to celebrate together…

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Today’s Family’s nature of things: Messy Pumpkins

With Hallowe’en over, there’s the question of what to do with old pumpkins now that they’re practically being given away. It may be counterintuitive, but we think that the day after Hallowe’en is the absolute best day for pumpkin carving! Today, we want to inspire you to scrounge up some pumpkins of your own –…

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Today’s Family’s nature of things: Making a Pumpkin Geoboard

We love out of the box thinking, so when one of our Before and After School Program ECEs sent us documentation for one of her science experiments, we knew we had to share! The idea was simple: could we take the traditional geoboard learning tool, and make it fun and new for our children? A…

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Ontario Dress Purple Day is Oct 24th

Every October, Children’s Aid societies all across Ontario wear purple to raise awareness of the support vulnerable children, youth, and families need. At Today’s Family, we believe in providing high-quality childcare programs for the children of Hamilton, Halton, Haldimand and Norfolk. Safety and acceptance are built into the core of our programs, and so the…

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NEEDED NOW: A national strategy for child care

Yesterday’s post reminded us of something we wrote in this year’s Annual Report… Whether, local, provincial or national, we want what’s best for children. For us, that means that every child has the right to access child care. Working together with our municipalities, our provincial and our federal government, we believe it is time for a national strategy…

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Think of the Children this Election Day

Happy Thanksgiving! As you know, the next federal election is just one week away. On October 21, millions of Canadians will head to polling stations across the country to elect a complete House of Representatives in Ottawa. The democratic right to vote is one of the most important that we have in this country. You…

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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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