The Re-opening of Child Care at Today’s Family






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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March Break Camps


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EarlyON Child and Family Centres


Work and Family Connections




Become a Licensed Home Child Care Provider

Today’s Family is looking to recruit new and aspiring Licensed Home Child Care providers to help us provide quality, trusted care to the families of Hamilton, Halton, Haldimand and Norfolk. If you are interested in offering Licensed Home Child Care out of your house or apartment, but don’t know where to start, keep reading! Why…

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Now We’re Cookin’: Mouthwatering Fish Tacos

Olé! Tacos are a favourite lunch or quick dinner among Today’s Family families. And what’s not to love: they are fun, a little messy, and can be tailored to individual tastes and preferences. Today, we wanted to introduce you to our fish taco recipe, a slightly more adventurous taco than the ones you get in…

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Meet Jacob, the Boy Born Early

We originally wrote this post in March last year – right before the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted our lives. We are all concerned about the health of our children right now as we adjust to our “new normal”, but Jacob’s story shows why health and safety was important before – and will be important after –…

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Now We’re Cookin’: Baba Ghanoush tastes Great!

Eggplant – or aubergine – is one of those vegetables that is usually polarizing with children. Maybe it’s the vibrant purple colour, or maybe it’s the texture. Whatever the case, the Today’s Family kitchen found that the trick to having children go wild for eggplant is to roast it in the oven and mash it…

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“Pin Pon”: Celebrating culture and belonging

Brooke and her mom have become regular virtual visitors in our EarlyON Mother Goose program on Thursdays. They also join our circle time right after. Circle time on Thursday has become a multicultural one. We have some families whose native language is Spanish and Today’s Family Early Childhood Educator Martha leads the circle time. She…

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Now We’re Cookin’: Loaded Veggie Pizza

Who doesn’t like pizza? This fast-food staple is loved by everyone, from children to grandparents alike. But ordering pizza too often isn’t great – both for your waistline and your wallet. Let us present an alternative: a homemade, kid-tested pizza that is loaded with healthy veggies! The secret begins in the homemade sauce: sauteing and…

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Checking in: Licensed Home Child Care in Simcoe

As we all adjust to the “new normal”, we wanted to dedicate some blog posts to stories of continuing care throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, we wanted to highlight the amazing work of Maria Marquez, one of our Licensed Home Child Care Providers in the Haldimand-Norfolk Municipality. Maria’s first career was a Kindergarten Teacher in…

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What’s Going On at EarlyON? January’s Schedules for Programming

With January already in full swing, now is a great time to start on your childcare New Year’s resolutions. EarlyON is offering a wide suite of virtual programs – from infant massage, to story time, to opportunities to show and tell – and services this month, all of which you can register for by emailing…

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Now We’re Cookin’: Roasted Chickpeas

Sometimes it seems like children grow so fast that you can actually see them getting taller before your very eyes! Even if your child is growing a bit slower than their fastest-sprouting peers, their growing bodies need a lot of energy. Snacks throughout the day are a great way to keep that energy up, and…

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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
E-mail: [email protected]

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