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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Rain Rain, Come Again!

So, how ’bout this weather we’ve been having, eh?! It seems like we’ve been getting bigger and bigger rain storms every summer, and as we get further and further into August, the rain seems to be getting heavier and heavier. Here at Today’s Family, we are big believers in the Emergent Curriculum. If you’re new…

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Stop! Collaborate and Listen!

Art is a very important way for children to learn. Especially for young children, experiential learning is incredibly important! Not only does full-body learning keep young minds active and focused, but the act of movement is incredibly important to developing fine motor skills and learning how to move their bodies. There’s also an interpersonal element…

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Growing Bonds in the Community

We talk about our gardens a lot. And why shouldn’t we? There are so many good things growing in our gardens, and we’re not just talking about the flowers and vegetables! Our children learn about the water cycle, the life cycles of plants, how to care for other living things. They get to eat the…

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Stuck on Learning

At Today’s Family, we know that even the smallest, simplest things can be amazing learning opportunities. It’s easy to forget that children, especially those in our Early Childhood Education programs, are still busy exploring the world. Something as simple as gluing cotton balls and feathers to a piece of paper can at first seem like…

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The Perks of Drawing Wallflowers

If you’re a long-term reader of the Today’s Family Blog, you’ll know that we used to call it our Garden Blog. That’s how much we love growing and gardening together at Today’s Family! We are lucky to have the space and opportunity to grow our own vegetable gardens at several of our Today’s Family Centres….

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A Yarn Good Time!

Raise your hand if you’ve ever played with a young child before. (By “young child” we mean somewhere between the ages of 4 and 6.) Okay, how about five children? Ten? Spend enough time around children, and you’ll discover that they can be exhausting. Utterly, completely, exhausting. And in that exhausted state of mind, you…

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Today’s Family: A letter to our community

As an early learning and child care organization in our community, our mission drives the work that we do. We work together to enrich today’s families because we want what’s best for children. And what’s best for our children are welcoming and inclusive communities. We believe that welcoming environments wholeheartedly support the wellbeing of children…

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A summer of 50 firsts

With 50 new summer staff starting their first day of work last week, the first week of camp was exhilarating and nerve wracking all at the same time. There are new faces, new opportunities, and plenty of new kids eager to say ‘goodbye’ to school and ‘hello’ to summer! With loads of prep through the…

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We the Champs!

Today, we want to talk about the Toronto Raptors. Yes, they’ve been the talk of the town for the past couple of weeks, and why shouldn’t they? The Toronto Raptors brought Canada its first major sports championship since the Montreal Canadiens and the Blue Jays both won in 1993. It’s been a long time coming!…

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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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