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







Winter Camp Information


Before and After School Programs


Day Camps


Early Learning and Child Care Centres


Licensed Home Child Care


EarlyON Child and Family Centres


Work and Family Connections




We’re Looking for New Board Members!

If you’re as passionate about the well-being of children and families as we are, if you’re interested in governing an organization that truly makes a difference, and if you’re ready to help steer Today’s Family toward a future that is bright and even more impactful, we want to hear from you! We are looking for…

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Celebrate Family Day by getting ready for Valentine’s Day!

At Today’s Family, we believe that outdoor exploration and play is incredibly important to early childhood development. That means that Today’s Family Children spend a lot of time outdoors, running around and exploring their surroundings, which means they spend a lot of time around plants. A curious question was all it took for our Early…

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What’s the deal with Licensed Home Child Care?

What’s in a name? What’s in our name? We call ourselves Today’s Family because we are here to serve the families of today. So much has changed since Today’s Family first opened our doors in Hamilton, and the needs of our families are no exception. And as we grow, we learn more and more about…

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Drawing a Community

Like the country we live in, Today’s Family believes that our diversity makes us stronger. We take the opportunity to celebrate each individual child, and acknowledge that their differences are what makes each child so unique and incredible. And we think that making this diversity a fundamental part of the classroom is incredibly important. A…

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Hamilton’s Parent Charter of Rights

While it might be a bit of a stretch to say our phone has been ringing off the hook since our post appeared with our CEO, Marni Flaherty, speaking about Hamilton’s Parent Charter of Rights, it has attracted a lot of attention and the question we’re asked is always the same: can I get a…

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Knowledge Centre: In conversation with Marni Flaherty, CEO, Today’s Family

Created as an online community for connecting Ontario’s non-profit sector to create relationships, share knowledge, and build capacity with each other and beyond, the Knowledge Centre is a rare find that’s well worth finding! Here, professionals build the capacity of the sector in learning about our Action Areas, Measurement, Open Data, and other topics of…

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Goooooooo…. March Break Day Camp registration opens today!

Winter days are getting winter-ier, which means that it’s almost time for Today’s Family to run our annual March Break Day Camp. As of today, registration is now open for the 2019 March Break Day Camp You can learn more about our March Break Day Camp on our Day Camps page on our website, but…

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Get set… Registration opens in just 2 days!

Today’s Family March Break Camp registration opens on Monday, January 14, 2019.

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Get ready… Registration opens in just 4 days!

Today’s Family March Break Camp registration opens on Monday, January 14, 2019.

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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

Today's Family Early Learning and Child Care

Helping children every step of the way

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