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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NEEDED NOW: A national strategy for child care

Yesterday’s post reminded us of something we wrote in this year’s Annual Report… Whether, local, provincial or national, we want what’s best for children. For us, that means that every child has the right to access child care. Working together with our municipalities, our provincial and our federal government, we believe it is time for a national strategy…

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Think of the Children this Election Day

Happy Thanksgiving! As you know, the next federal election is just one week away. On October 21, millions of Canadians will head to polling stations across the country to elect a complete House of Representatives in Ottawa. The democratic right to vote is one of the most important that we have in this country. You…

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Today’s Family’s nature of things: Falling for Beautiful Art

At Today’s Family, we believe that outdoor exploration and play is incredibly important to early childhood development. That means that Today’s Family Children spend a lot of time outdoors, running around and exploring their surroundings, which means they spend a lot of time around plants and witness the changing seasons first hand. After noticing that…

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October is Food Literacy Month!

If you’ve been following the Today’s Family blog for a while, you will know that we take our food seriously. Creating healthy, nourishing food at our full-day programs is a key element of the Today’s Family mission. In fact, in addition to having a full-time chef at each of our full-day centres, some centres use…

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It was a Wonderful Night in the Neighbourhood!

Over 170 friends flocked to the Playhouse Cinema last Wednesday for a wonderful night in the one of East Hamilton’s neighbourhoods. After our AGM and a short Board meeting, the lights went down and anticipation increased as we settled in for a free screening of the documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? The story of…

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We’re Days Away from our Annual Meeting

Life gets busy. Lunches are forgotten on counters. Blogs are not diligently read. So, this week’s post is a short one reminding you that our 2019 Annual General Meeting is happening in two days. Normally, we would understand why you would want to avoid Annual General Meetings, but let us give a quick reason to…

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Time to Tell Another Tale

Last week, we told you about the Telling Tales Festival, an event to encourage children to read, while also supporting and promoting Canadian writers. If you managed to make it out to the Main Event yesterday, we have good news for you: there are more chances to participate in the Telling Tales Festival! And if…

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The Power of Reading

When you hear “September,” especially as a parent, the first thought that might pop into your head is “Back to school!” School is a critical part of early (and not-so-early) childhood education: it’s a place where children can interact with and learn from their peers and develop hobbies and interests that last the rest of…

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We invite you to be our neighbour!

Every year at around this time, we at Today’s Family put on our Annual General Meeting. We gather everyone in the organization together and talk about how the previous year went, and what we hope to focus on for the following 365 days. You may have even been to one! And if you haven’t, well,…

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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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