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







Early Learning and Child Care Centres


Licensed Home Child Care


Before and After School Programs


Winter Day Camps


March Break Camps


Summer Camps 2021


Summer Day Camps


EarlyON Child and Family Centres


Work and Family Connections




Now we’re Cookin’: Get stuffed with Apple Quinoa Stuffing

This summer, we’ve been sharing a lot of easy and quick-to-make meals, sides, and appetizers to enjoy. This week, we’re spending a little bit more time in the Today’s Family Kitchen and showing you a recipe that is a little more ambitious. Yes, it is still summer and not quite stuffing season, but our apple…

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Growing Up with Today’s Family: An interview with Jonathan, one of our extraordinary camp counsellors!

Jonathan started with Today’s Family as a 4-year-old camper himself before moving on to being a youth leader in our Leaders-in-Training program. Currently, he is a growing leader within our day camp program. Much of Jonathan’s employment with Today’s Family has been part of our Canada Summer Jobs funded positions, paid-employment opportunities supported by the…

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Now We’re Cookin’: Of course, it’s Couscous

When it comes to yummy side dishes that kids love to eat, nothing – and we mean nothing – is as easy to make as our couscous. This simple recipe requires three ingredients: couscous, hot water, and green onion. Believe it or not, that’s it! Children love our couscous because it has a fun texture…

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Join our Talent Community! We’re looking for caring educators to join our Hamilton, Halton and Haldimand-Norfolk teams

Today’s Family is looking for full-time and part-time educators.   Are you innovative, collaborative, accountable, and caring? Are you passionate about creating a sense of belonging, promoting well-being, engagement and fostering expression to enrich the lives of children? If this describes you, we want you as part of our team! Today’s Family Early Learning and…

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Home Visits: Let’s Make a Map!

At Today’s Family, we believe in the importance of outdoor play. This is true in all of our programs: from the summer camps and EarlyON programs that are running right now, to our centre-based and Licensed Home Child Care programs. Today, we are taking a field trip to see how regular outdoor excursions at one Licensed Home Child Care location turned into an incredible learning project.

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Now we’re Cookin’: Hawaiian Chicken Wrap will have your kids’ rapt attention

Is there a more divisive fruit than pineapple? It’s been a controversial pizza topping for decades, but here at Today’s Family, we love the vitamin-c loaded tropical fruit, especially as part of our yummy Hawaiian Chicken Wraps. Start with a flavourful mayo-based sauce, with chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, pepper, and sugar, then stick…

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Home Visits: Making a Mud Kitchen

Amanda is a Home Visitor with Today’s Family that decided to open her home as a Licensed Home Provider during the second provincial shutdown. Currently, she has six school-age children in care and is enjoying her time in her new adventure with Today’s Family. Amanda is an RECE who brings her passion and skills into…

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Now We’re Cookin’: Sweeeeeet! Sweet Spinach Salad

There’s an old saying that goes: intelligence is knowing that a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is knowing not to put one in a fruit salad. While finding a chunk of tomato in with your grapes, melons, and berries isn’t very fun, the opposite – putting fruit in with your leafy greens – is a…

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Summer Backyard Camp is Almost Here!

It’s almost that time of year, where school is out, the sun is shining, and children are all ready to explore the great outdoors. Yes, it’s almost time for our Summer Camp program to return! This year, Today’s Family is announcing a one-of-a-kind Backyard Camp experience at specific sites in Hamilton, Halton, Haldimand and Norfolk…

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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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