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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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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







Early Learning and Child Care Centres


Licensed Home Child Care


Before and After School Programs


Winter Day Camps


March Break Camps


Summer Backyard Camp


Summer Day Camps


EarlyON Child and Family Centres


Work and Family Connections




Today’s Family is looking for a transitional Chief Financial Officer to help us soar!

This 12-month fractional and transitional leadership contract will support Today’s Family, grow and develop high-quality early years programs and services. Be part of the leadership team to help navigate, grow and develop high-quality early years programs and services at Today’s Family. You Are: – A Chartered Professional Accountant – Experienced in not-for-profit Governance Level Reporting…

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Quilts of Care: A Partner in Caring

Crystal is one of our long-time, talented and caring licensed home child care providers in the Crown Point neighbourhood of East Hamilton. She is a giver by nature and wants what’s best for children. In 2021, Crystal celebrated twenty years with Today’s Family, having provided licensed child care out of her home for over 200…

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Quilts of Care: Gilkson kids get stuff done

This year, Today’s Family had partnered with Community Fridges Hamilton to open Hamilton’s very first community fridge in the Gilkson neighbourhood (located at our Greendale site). The fridge belongs to the community and is accessible 24/7, offering a place to donate or access fresh food and non-perishable items. It serves to decrease food insecurity in…

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A Message from our CEO and Chair of the Board

Our annual report provides an opportunity for us reflect on the year in question. This year, again, was like no other. If we’ve learned anything over the past twelve months, it is that a strong and relevant Mission, Vision and set of Guiding Principles and the right people are essential to guide us in the…

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Presenting: Quilts of Care! Today’s Family’s 2021 Annual Report

Last night, Today’s Family was proud to present our 2021 Annual Report at our Report to the Community meeting. Today, we are making Quilts of Care available to all! Quilts of Care is available in both “print” (PDF) and digital formats on our new Neighbourhoods mini-site. Please click here to be taken to the Today’s…

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You are Invited! Join our Annual Report to the Community

You are invited! On Wednesday December 15, at 7pm EST, please join us online for the annual Today’s Family Report to the Community. This year’s theme is Quilts of Care. In 2021, Today’s Family was proud to provide the warmth and comfort of child care families living in neighbourhoods throughout Hamilton, Halton, Haldimand-Norfolk. This Report…

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Now we’re Cookin’: Get stuffed with Apple Quinoa Stuffing

This summer, we’ve been sharing a lot of easy and quick-to-make meals, sides, and appetizers to enjoy. This week, we’re spending a little bit more time in the Today’s Family Kitchen and showing you a recipe that is a little more ambitious. Yes, it is still summer and not quite stuffing season, but our apple…

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Growing Up with Today’s Family: An interview with Jonathan, one of our extraordinary camp counsellors!

Jonathan started with Today’s Family as a 4-year-old camper himself before moving on to being a youth leader in our Leaders-in-Training program. Currently, he is a growing leader within our day camp program. Much of Jonathan’s employment with Today’s Family has been part of our Canada Summer Jobs funded positions, paid-employment opportunities supported by the…

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Now We’re Cookin’: Of course, it’s Couscous

When it comes to yummy side dishes that kids love to eat, nothing – and we mean nothing – is as easy to make as our couscous. This simple recipe requires three ingredients: couscous, hot water, and green onion. Believe it or not, that’s it! Children love our couscous because it has a fun texture…

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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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