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




The Wisdom of Children

When it’s your job to teach children to do very basic things, it’s very easy to forget that children are incredibly smart. When you are teaching them to tie their shoes, it’s easy to forget that they know when you are having a good day or a bad day. When you are helping them build…

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Here we are now, entertain us

At all of our programs, we have a strict “no screens” policy except during ‘tech time’ when children can participate in activities on our pre-loaded devices for specified periods of time. Otherwise, children are instructed to keep their gadgets and gizmos – their phones and their tablets – in their bags or, better yet, at…

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The old home of CityKidz, is the new home of movies for kids (at least during March Break)

The city’s newest cinema – the Playhouse Cinema just opened its doors on March 1st – has a week’s worth of family entertainment and March Break Matinees won’t break the bank; all seats are just $5. Located at 177 Sherman Avenue North, Hamilton (Barton & Sherman) with free or super-cheap parking. MARY POPPINS RETURNS:…

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Happening in The Hammer during March Break

Go back in time, and have a great time… Capture the Moment at Dundurn National Historic Site March 9, 2019 to March 15, 2019 Visit Dundurn Castle and the Hamilton Military Museum this March Break and strike a pose. In their activity area children are invited to make their own costume pieces, dress up and…

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Break out the fun (March without Madness)

Haldimand-Norfolk This March Break free public skates are offered at all four Haldimand-Norfolk arenas (Haldimand County Caledonia Centre; Cayuga Memorial Arena; Dunnville Memorial Arena; and Hagarsville Arena. No registration is required for public skates. Halton Yummy in the tummy, there’s nothing more Canadian than eating pancakes with warm maple syrup in the great outdoors!…

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We’re hiring!

Every year, families in our community look forward to fun and adventure at our camp sites located in Hamilton, Norfolk and Halton. If you’re a youth under the age of 30, please consider what you can offer that will help Today’s Family provide the best summer camp experience for kids in our area! You will…

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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 our families…

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Tomorrow: Your Voice Matters! Join the EarlyON Conversation

Last summer, parents and caregivers provided feedback on our EarlyON Child and Family Centres. Tomorrow, The City of Hamilton will be hosting get togethers across the city to look for areas where we can shore up our EarlyON services, and one such get together is being held at our very own Waterdown Centre. On the…

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Tiny Toy Co Turns Toy Detritus into a Tactile Teachable Opportunity

We’ve all been there: accidents happen, children play rough with an action figure, doll, or various other toys. They break, and the broken parts are tossed into the recycling bin or garbage pail. But one teacher-librarian, or, as she describes herself, the Upcycler-in-Chief, has a different destination in mind. Rebecca Saha is the founder of…

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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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