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
Never underestimate the healing power of a quiet moment in the garden! Using gardening as an activity for children can provide them with valuable tools for life, such as fostering feelings of calmness and achievement. Gardening can be used as a therapeutic activity to help with behavioral or mental health issues. When we last did…Read More
Today’s Family continues to support our families. HOME ACTIVITIES is a new blog series where we share activities and games to keep bodies and brains active while we all practice safe social distancing. Just as we’re sharing these thoughts with you, please share these ideas with your family and friends through social media. Art or…Read More
Ages: 6 and up We can all agree that being outdoors is important for everyone’s health and well-being, especially children’s – even more so during this time of uncertainty. When dressed appropriately for the weather, any game can be made into an ‘outdoor game’. Some children love a game of tag, while others enjoy Hide…Read More
Today, we’ll be putting on our chef hats and stepping into the kitchen to create nutritious and delicious granola bars for families to share. Don’t be alarmed – there will be a mess – but there will also be lots of laughing and bonding to make up for it. Ages: All ages Ingredients: ½ cup…Read More
Happy Birthday, Canada! Today is Canada Day, the anniversary of our country’s Confederation 153 years ago! In honour of that, we want to share some easy crafts that you can do at home that uses our national symbol: the maple leaf. Leaf Stamp Printing and Buddies Ages: All Ages Materials: White paper Construction paper Paint…Read More
Summer is almost here! Doesn’t it feel as though it would never arrive? Here on the Today’s Family blog, we’re excited to kick off the hottest season of the year by looking back at some truly inspired activities from last year. Who doesn’t love going to the beach? Unfortunately, taking a legion of preschoolers to…Read More
If you’re as passionate about the well-being of children and families as we are, if you’re interested in governing an organization that truly makes a difference, and if you’re ready to help steer Today’s Family toward a future that is bright and even more impactful, we want to hear from you! Board members are selected…Read More
Today, we’ll create a sensory bottle – a water bottle filled with objects that make a fun, sensory experience for babies and toddlers. Watch the little ones shake the bottle to see the objects inside move and to listen to the sounds they make. Ages: Infant Materials Needed: water bottles coloured decorative stones or rocks…Read More
What’s that fluttering by outside the window? What is that delicate, colourful thing perching on top of a flower? Could it be the topic of today’s blog post? Children have always been interested in insects, with their many legs and weirdly shaped bodies being morbidly fascinating (before we even understood what those words meant). We’ve…Read More
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