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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Checking In: Crystal’s Kits

Moving forward, the Today’s Family Blog will feature stories from our Home Child Care Providers to highlight the excellent work that they do. Today, we are visiting Crystal – a licensed HCC Provider for the past 20 years! – to hear how she is providing excellent care in the midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Home…

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Now We’re Cookin’: Fabulous Chicken Fajitas

Today, we’re showing off another delicious, saucy chicken dish from the Today’s Family kitchen: chicken fajitas! The base of this recipe is the fajita rice. Instead of plating these separately, we cook some tomatoes, onions, salsa, and tex mex seasoning along with the rice, which means that the rice absorbs all of those delicious flavours…

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Centre Stories: Crazy about Computers

Technology has become a fundamental tool in how children learn in school, but it’s not often that children get to learn about technology and how it works. This week, we want to highlight a great moment from one of our Before and After School programs that created an incredible learning opportunity using technology. It all…

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Now We’re Cookin’: Chicken Stir Fry is sure to Stir Up Excitement

For an evening meal that tastes great, is easy to make, and is full of healthy vegetables, you need not look further than a stir fry! Stir fries are quick and easy to make – it’s not hard to see why they are so popular around the world. But most sauces you buy in the…

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Announcing a Community Food Corner at 44 Greendale

If you swing by the Today’s Family Head Office, you may notice a new addition to the building: a community pantry and fridge, open to all. The project was built by Community Fridge HamOnt, a volunteer organization that seeks to combat food scarcity in Hamilton. The premise is simple: anyone can drop items off on…

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Now We’re Cookin’: Veggie Roll ups are de-lish!

Need a snack after lunch? A quick and healthy lunch option? Have we got the recipe for you today! Veggie roll ups are delicious treats that combine hummus with broccoli slaw, carrots, and fresh parsley for a variety of interesting flavours and textures. The base of our roll ups is a generous smearing of homemade…

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Virtual Programs from the Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre

Today on the blog, we wanted to make sure that you were aware of several new programs available starting in April. The Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre is a site of the McMaster Children’s Hospital in downtown Hamilton that focuses on child rehabilitation and children’s health. As a new initiative, the RJCHC offers virtual parenting…

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Now We’re Cookin’: Get Hooked on Baked Haddock

Fishing for a good, weekday meal? You can’t go wrong with baked haddock! Not only is this white fish incredibly nutritious, but with minimal preparation you can have an entrée on the table in less than 20 minutes. Why are we such big fans of haddock? Well, just one fillet contains about half of your…

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Family Fun Backpacks are here!

Today’s Family received 539 Family Fun Backpacks! These backpacks were provided to us by The City of Hamilton, in partnership with Affiliated Services for Children and Youth for families and children up to 4 years of age. All of our Hamilton Licensed Child Care Centres, Licensed Home Child Care Centres, and Hamilton EarlyON Child and…

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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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