Founded in Hamilton, Ontario in 1982, we’re committed to providing support to families from diverse cultural, social and economic backgrounds in Hamilton, Halton and Haldimand-Norfolk.
With the vision provided by our forward-thinking Board of Directors and the leadership of the management team, our dedicated and hard-working staff has continued to make Today’s Family a leader in early learning and child care.
Our Commitment to Belonging
Today’s Family is committed to all those who gather, play, and work within Today’s Family. Together, we work to achieve what’s best for children and families. This is our commitment to you, each other, and to the future.
We believe in the importance of places to learn and play for all who gather at Today’s Family. A place where no child, family, or member of our community experiences inequity.
We are proud to share and elevate the gifts of diversity that exist within our community. We are accountable to ensuring that diversity is embraced at Today’s Family in thoughtful and inclusive ways.
We know that every child and family has a special story to tell. We hold ourselves accountable to the listening and learning needed to allow space for everyone to have the opportunity to share their own story.
We acknowledge we will always have more learning, more discussion and more work to do for everyone to belong.
OUR VISIONThat every child experience the joy of learning through play.
Nurturing children and youth, strengthening families and creating communities, we envision that all children have the opportunity to experience the joy of learning. All children should have the right to play. Play is how learning happens.
OUR MISSIONWorking together to enrich today’s families, we want what’s best for children.
It’s about belonging. Our programs cultivate authentic, caring relationships and connections to create a sense of belonging among and between children, adults and the world around them.
It’s about well-being. We believe that 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.
It’s about expression. Every child is a capable communicator who expresses themselves in many ways. We foster communication and expression in all forms.
It’s about engagement. We value engagement in all forms. Our programs provide environments and experiences to engage children in active, creative and meaningful exploration, play and inquiry.
We care. It is the essence of who we are. We care for the children who take part in our programs, for their families, for our staff and providers, and for our environment.
We collaborate. On our own we can teach, help and care for the children in our midst. Together, with other organizations, we can help to make change and chart new directions for all children.
We are accountable. Our primary accountability is to the children and families we serve. It is our job to make sure they are nurtured and respected.
We innovate. We are creative and try new things. We embrace change and do things differently.
Today’s Family is committed to promoting diversity, advancing equity and fostering a culture of inclusion.