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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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




Join us in celebrating the work of the Together for Families EarlyON program

On September 26, Today’s Family will be holding our 36th Annual Report to the Community and Annual General Meeting, and we want you to be there. The past year was one of incredible growth for Today’s Family, both in terms of the numbers of programs we offer to families of Hamilton, Halton, Haldimand and Norfolk,…

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Letters from Fairies at the Royal Botanical Gardens

Now that summer has officially ended, we’d like to take some time and highlight some of our favourite moments from our most recently concluded Summer Camp program. This week, we take a trip back to July, when some of our camp leaders turned an ordinary stroll through the woods into a magical adventure for their…

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Look Back: Every Loonie spent on Early Childhood Education creates $6 down the line

Today, we look back at this excellent CBC article written just under a year ago. The conclusion? A report authored in October 2017 finds that every dollar spent on Early Childhood Education can result in as much as six dollars in benefits down the line. The cause for this return-on-investment is two-fold: not only is…

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In the Garden: Sitting Down with Melissa

Today, we took a seat with Melissa Stenhouse, the Program Coordinator at our Huntington Park Before and After School Program, as well as the Supervisor Support at our Greendale office, and talked about our Community Garden and why it is important.   So, why is Today’s Family so passionate about gardening? “I think it’s really…

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EarlyON is coming to East Hamilton Mountain

Today’s Family is tremendously proud to announce two new EarlyON Centres at C.B. Stirling and Huntington Park. Opening in September, these centres will provide more places for parents, caregivers and their children to learn and play together.   What is EarlyON? EarlyON centres are open to all families. They’re welcoming places that offer a range…

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Getting Ready for School at R.L. Hyslop

We are tremendously excited to announce that, come September, the doors of R. L. Hyslop Elementary School will open a little earlier and stay open slightly longer than they have before.   Announcing a new Before and After School Program at R.L. Hyslop Elementary School. Located in lower Stoney Creek, just a bit south of…

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How Avocados Taught Us That Creativity Has No Limits

At Today’s Family, we know that exercising your child’s creativity is incredibly important. Art is a great way for children to explore the world around them, to tell stories, and learn how to communicate different ideas. Little hands covered in paint, marker, or clay aren’t just signs that children are having a great time –…

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The Civic Holiday – What to see and do

The Civic Holiday is just one short weekend away, and as a result, our Summer Camp program is taking a break. In the meantime, here are some great ideas for things to do on your day off in and around Hamilton, Halton, and Haldimand-Norfolk. Did you know: It’s called the “Civic Holiday” because it’s up to the…

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How to Help Your Child Express Feelings in a Healthy Way

Anger, frustration, sadness and feelings of that nature are just a part of being human. As a parent, you want more than anything to protect your child from having to feel these emotions. The best thing you can do is teach your child that it’s okay to feel badly sometimes and that they can work…

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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

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