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
Raise your hand if you’ve ever played with a young child before. (By “young child” we mean somewhere between the ages of 4 and 6.) Okay, how about five children? Ten? Spend enough time around children, and you’ll discover that they can be exhausting. Utterly, completely, exhausting. And in that exhausted state of mind, you…Read More
As an early learning and child care organization in our community, our mission drives the work that we do. We work together to enrich today’s families because we want what’s best for children. And what’s best for our children are welcoming and inclusive communities. We believe that welcoming environments wholeheartedly support the wellbeing of children…Read More
With 50 new summer staff starting their first day of work last week, the first week of camp was exhilarating and nerve wracking all at the same time. There are new faces, new opportunities, and plenty of new kids eager to say ‘goodbye’ to school and ‘hello’ to summer! With loads of prep through the…Read More
Today, we want to talk about the Toronto Raptors. Yes, they’ve been the talk of the town for the past couple of weeks, and why shouldn’t they? The Toronto Raptors brought Canada its first major sports championship since the Montreal Canadiens and the Blue Jays both won in 1993. It’s been a long time coming!…Read More
While Today’s Family is constantly reaching out to other communities in Haldimand, Norfolk, and Halton, we are proud to be an organization that is prominently located in Hamilton. And so, we would like to highlight a huge event that will roll over the city next week: Bike for Mike. Founded in honour of Mike Chamberlain,…Read More
While we’re on the subject of rethinking spaces for our children (last week you’ll remember that we talked about our new playscape at our Franklin Road centre), we would be remiss if we ignored an example of taking that idea and running with it to a completely extreme conclusion. Takaharu Tezuka is a Japanese architect…Read More
Spring is IN THE AIR!!! It’s no secret that here at Today’s Family, we LOVE outdoor play. And why shouldn’t we? As Early Childhood Educators, we know that children are little balls of energy, and giving them a nice outdoor arena to blow off some steam – instead of, say, a classroom crowded with activity…Read More
Partnering with the City of Hamilton and as well as the Regional Municipality of Haldimand-Norfolk, Today’s Family is proud to operate three Ontario EarlyON centres. We are very fortunate to be able to offer these incredibly important services to the Hamilton Mountain; Dundas, Ancaster, and Flamborough; and in Port Dover. The EarlyON programs are not…Read More
We want to take a brief trip back down memory lane. Not a far stroll, just a week ago, when we were talking about Marie Kondo and tidying up spaces. Here’s a super brief recap: Marie Kondo is a professional tidier who follows a simple and strict mantra: only surround yourself with things that spark…Read More
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