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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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Hamilton

We’ve been helping today’s families here for over 30 years

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Halton

Our many programs offer lots of colour and diversity

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Haldimand-Norfolk

Our enrolment is growing faster than sunflowers

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HOW DOES LEARNING HAPPEN?

Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years has been practiced here for over 30 years

BELONGING

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.

WELL-BEING

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.

ENGAGEMENT

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.

EXPRESSION

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

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OUR NEWS

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Accessibility and Today’s Family

Today’s Family has always believed that our programs should be accessible to everyone. This previous July, we restated that belief when we unveiled our Commitment to Accessibility. Today’s Family was founded to fit the needs of, well, the families of today, some of which face additional barriers of entry to other childcare programs. We believe…

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Your Star is Born

There are jobs. There are vocations. And then there are dreams come true. We’re Today’s Family and we’re looking for someone to become our Associate Director of Operations. Really, we’re looking for a shining star; someone who dazzles in daylight! As the attached posting makes clear, ideally you should have a background in public administration;…

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Look back: Let Kids be Kids

Today, we’re taking a look back at this previous August, when the New York Times published an article about the power of play. The main takeaway? Doctors should “prescribe” playtime for children. We’re not kidding. The source? The American Academy of Pediatrics released a policy statement titled “The Power of Play: A Pediatric Role in…

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Happy Thanksgiving: Pumpkin Treat is a Delight to Eat

It’s easy to make and your kids will love it. Perfect for fall, Today’s Family’s Pumpkin Dip is a healthy appetizer that kids will gobble up; it’s sure to put smiles on the faces of your youngest, toughest critics. Developed by Chef Michele, there’s no trick to making it; it’s our treat to you! Ingredients:…

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If I were mayor… Marni Flaherty, CEO, Today’s Family

If only it were true. No, Today’s Family CEO, Marni Flaherty, isn’t running for Mayor of the City of Hamilton in the upcoming municipal elections but if she were, her platform has been published. Literally. And in The Hamilton Spectator, no less. The popular paper – which boasts a weekday readership of 283,000 – is…

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Healthy meals, happy tummies

For Michele, working at Today’s Family means being the best to give the best. A 10-year veteran at Today’s Family, Michele knows the names of all the children that pass her in the halls. Michele’s sharp mind and wit are what put smiles on the faces of every child and parent who walks in the building. As the…

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We want what’s Best for Children

As noted in previous posts, the 36th Annual Today’s Family Annual General Meeting and Report to the Community took place Wednesday evening. In addition to unveiling our new Mission, Vision, and Values statements, we also released our Annual Report. If you missed the meeting, we wouldn’t want you to miss the Annual Report. Download the…

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Unveiling: Our New Values Statement

The 36th Annual Today’s Family Annual General Meeting and Report to the Community took place yesterday at Mohawk College’s Fennel Campus. In addition to releasing our Annual Report, we also unveiled our new Mission, Vision, and Values statements to the public. These statements were developed over a series of months, and we are excited for…

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Unveiling: Our New Vision Statement

The 36th Annual Today’s Family Annual General Meeting and Report to the Community took place yesterday at Mohawk College’s Fennel Campus. In addition to releasing our Annual Report, we also unveiled our new Mission, Vision, and Values statements to the public. These statements were developed over a series of months, and we are excited for…

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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: info@todaysfamily.ca

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