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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EarlyON Child and Family Centres


Work and Family Connections




Today’s Family is hiring: Associate Director

Today’s Family is looking for a shining star. As Associate Director, you will be part of the leadership team and will help to help navigate, grow and develop high-quality early years programs and services at Today’s Family. You can find information about applying for this position below. Associate Director Permanent Position Effective December, 2020 Are…

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Imagination Station: Telling Tales at Home

Earlier this month we wrote to you about the Telling Tales festival, an online (in 2020) literacy event that focused on the stories that connect us. We watched their main event programming at the end of September, and their Nature Tales events at the beginning of October, and we hope that you were able to,…

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Now We’re Cooking: Pumpkin Spice Dip

Today our centres and programs are closed for the Thanksgiving Long Weekend. It’s a time to celebrate togetherness and family, and while we may not be able to gather with everyone this year, we still feel that there is much to be thankful for. There are many things we love about Thanksgiving, but it is…

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Centre Stories: A Really Big Deal

As our child care centres reopen – with safety guidelines in place – we are excited to bring you more Centre Stories! If you read How Does Learning Happen, you will find the following paragraph on page 24: “Enabling children to develop a sense of belonging as part of a group is also a key…

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Connecting with Nature at Telling Tales

If you’re a regular reader of the Today’s Family blog, you should know that we love outdoor play and nature learning, and that we are also a fan of Telling Tales, a literacy-advocating festival that puts on events throughout the year. This year, they have moved all of their festival events online to help keep…

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In Loving Memory of Linda Bryers

Today is a sad day. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Linda Bryers, a long-term Today’s Family staff member who worked in our Healthy Babies Healthy Children program and our EarlyON programs both in and around Hamilton. With family by her side, Linda passed away peacefully on Friday, September 25th….

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The Power of Positives: In Conversation with Carrie Ann McAlpine

Every day, Carrie Ann McAlpine makes a conscious decision to ignore the news. “I check the weather,” she says, and that’s it. Although even the weather forecast is prone to be ignored. “No matter what the meteorologist says, the outlook is always sunny.” Don’t worry: Carrie Ann – who has run a licensed home child…

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A Shining Example: 
Superstar Jessica Henderson

Jessica’s latest movie, “Not so long ago, In a place not far away,” is screening here. For Jessica Henderson, there was no “before Today’s Family.” The now-supervisor at Huntington Park started as a supply staff while finishing her Early Childhood Education diploma, then worked with the summer camp program before being hired as a permanent…

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Not so long ago,
 In a place not far way

Oh, what a night! Last Wednesday, we gathered for the launch of our annual report, a virtual event that was without precedence for our organization. For the first time in our 38-year history, the Today’s Family annual report was created as a video and you’re welcome to pop some popcorn and join us in the…

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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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