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 yearsMore Info
Our many programs offer lots of colour and diversityMore Info
Our enrolment is growing faster than sunflowersMore Info
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.
1. We will invest in our most precious asset: Our People
2. We will renew our focus on our Culture and Values
3. Our Creativity and Passion for Excellence will be the foundation of our future success
4. We will capitalize on Opportunities in our communities
5. Succession Planning will provide opportunities and effective leadership for many years to come
Earlier this month we wrote to you about the Telling Tales festival, an online (in 2020) literacy event that focused on the stories that connect us. We watched their main event programming at the end of September, and their Nature Tales events at the beginning of October, and we hope that you were able to,…Read More
Today our centres and programs are closed for the Thanksgiving Long Weekend. It’s a time to celebrate togetherness and family, and while we may not be able to gather with everyone this year, we still feel that there is much to be thankful for. There are many things we love about Thanksgiving, but it is…Read More
As our child care centres reopen – with safety guidelines in place – we are excited to bring you more Centre Stories! If you read How Does Learning Happen, you will find the following paragraph on page 24: “Enabling children to develop a sense of belonging as part of a group is also a key…Read More
If you’re a regular reader of the Today’s Family blog, you should know that we love outdoor play and nature learning, and that we are also a fan of Telling Tales, a literacy-advocating festival that puts on events throughout the year. This year, they have moved all of their festival events online to help keep…Read More
Today is a sad day. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Linda Bryers, a long-term Today’s Family staff member who worked in our Healthy Babies Healthy Children program and our EarlyON programs both in and around Hamilton. With family by her side, Linda passed away peacefully on Friday, September 25th….Read More
Every day, Carrie Ann McAlpine makes a conscious decision to ignore the news. “I check the weather,” she says, and that’s it. Although even the weather forecast is prone to be ignored. “No matter what the meteorologist says, the outlook is always sunny.” Don’t worry: Carrie Ann – who has run a licensed home child…Read More
Jessica’s latest movie, “Not so long ago, In a place not far away,” is screening here. For Jessica Henderson, there was no “before Today’s Family.” The now-supervisor at Huntington Park started as a supply staff while finishing her Early Childhood Education diploma, then worked with the summer camp program before being hired as a permanent…Read More
Oh, what a night! Last Wednesday, we gathered for the launch of our annual report, a virtual event that was without precedence for our organization. For the first time in our 38-year history, the Today’s Family annual report was created as a video and you’re welcome to pop some popcorn and join us in the…Read More
Don Jaffray’s commitment to the City of Hamilton is ‘legend’ and although he’s recently retired, he never tires of making the city a better place for people of all ages. As much as any other person, Don has devoted his life to studying the city, learning about what makes it tick, identifying its issues, and…Read More
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