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Child Care Programs / Contact




The McMaster Children's Centre
Our program is located on the McMaster University Campus to provide child care for the McMaster community as well as the community at large. It is a licensed, non-profit, self-supporting corporation administered by a Director and a Board of Directors.

The McMaster Children's Centre is licensed for 63 children aged 18 months - 5 years.

Visit our website:
www.mcmaster.ca/mcmcc



Niwasa Head Start Preschool

 

Niwasa Head Start is a preschool program for Aboriginal children ages 2 ˝ to 5 years old.  We are a licensed program, governed by a Parent Board of Directors.  Niwasa offers a culturally inclusive learning environment with qualified Aboriginal Early Childhood Education teachers, nutritious meals, an the services of a Family Support Coordinator. 

Our programs have support for children with special needs, including a Resource Teacher and wheelchair accessible facilities.  Transportation is available throughout Hamilton.

Our mandate is to foster the emotional, spiritual, intellectual and spiritual growth of each child, to foster a desire in each child for lifelong learning, and to support parents and guardians as the prime teachers and caregivers of their children, making sure they play a key role in the planning, development, operation and evaluation of the program.

 

Address:  93 Delena North, Hamilton, and 1869 Main St. E., Hamilton

Phone:  905-544-6138

Contact: Monique Lavallee, Supervisor

e-mail:  info@niwasaheadstart.coms


Together For Families
We are a Family Resource Centre operated by Today’s Family, in partnership with Mohawk College. It is a program where parents, caregivers and children can "drop-in" on an informal basis to access early childhood development and parenting programs designed to meet the unique needs of families with children birth to six years of age. There is no fee involved.

Hours:
Monday - Friday 9:00 - 12:00
Pre-registered Outreach Programs
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 1:00 - 4:00 pm.


Location:
Our "Together For Families" Resource Centre is located in Mohawk College in room F148. There is free parking available in lot P6.

Program Highlights:

Play-based learning opportunities

Innovative emergent curriculum planned in partnership with students, parents, caregivers and children

Program of activities enhances the child's development in all areas

Workshops and resources to support parents, caregivers, resource centre staff, students and those learning English as a second language

The e-mail address for our "Together For Families" program is: todaysfamily@mohawkcollege.on.ca
Today’s Family website is www.todaysfamily.ca

Contact names and numbers for
"Together For Families":

Barb Vanry,
Director of Family and Children's Programs
905- 574-9344 Ext 102

Lisa Cote
ECE Co-ordinator
"Together For Families"
905-575-2375 ext 3786


Waterdown Ontario Early Years Centre
The Waterdown Ontario Early Years Program is a place where parents, caregivers and children can come for early learning and literacy programs, parenting programs, and information about programs and services available to young children.

Hours of operation:
Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wednesday and Thursday Evenings 6:00 to 8:00
Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00pm

Program Highlights:

Play based learning

Emergent curriculum

Program activities enhance all areas of child development

For more information about our programs, please go to:
http://www.ontarioearlyyears.ca
or contact us at: 905-689-9500


Today's Family / Ryerson
We are an Ontario Early Years neighbourhood site in the Hamilton West riding, operated by Today's Family. Parents, caregivers and children can "drop-in" on an informal basis to access early childhood development and parenting programs designed to meet the unique needs of families with children birth to six years of age. There is no fee involved.

Location:
Our program is located at 251 Duke Street in Ryerson Recreation Centre. Hamilton, Ontario

Program Hours:
Tuesday 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Program Highlights:

Play based learning opportunities

Innovative emergent curriculum planned in partnership with students, parents, caregivers and children

Program activities enhance all areas of child development

Workshops and resources to support parents, caregivers, early childhood educators, students and those learning English as a second language.

The e-mail address for our program is: info@todaysfamily.ca
Today’s Family website is www.todaysfamily.ca

Contact names and numbers:

Barb Vanry,
Director of Family and Children's Programs
905- 574-9344 Ext 102


For more information about our programs, please go to:
http://www.ontarioearlyyears.ca
All programs are free of charge

Dundas Early Learning Child Care CentreLocation: Knox Presbyterian Church
23 Melville St.
Dundas, Ontario
Phone:905-627-5335
Hours of Operation: 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Contact: e-mail ccd@todaysfamily.ca


Today’s Family Children’s Centre, Hamilton

Our Vision - Today's Family exists so that children's lives are enriched and family life is enhanced.

Age Group:

0 - 12 years

Location:
Today's Family - Children's Centre Hamilton
44 Greendale Drive
Hamilton L9C 5Z4

Hours of operation:

7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Contact:


Barb Vanry,
Director of Family and Children's Programs
905 - 574-9344 Ext 102
bvanry@todaysfamily.ca



Making Thinking Visible

Umbrella Family and Child Centres of Hamilton, a non-profit child care organization operating programs in 23 Hamilton-Wentworth District Elementary Schools, is pleased to participate in the 'Making Thinking Visible' project, which began in the fall of 2006, thanks to funding made available through the City of Hamilton - Best Start Initiative. Another benefit of the Best Start Initiative is the Universal Preschool program, which is available in some centres (*) located in Hamilton's east end. In an effort to better prepare children for their kindergarten years, this free, 1/2 day program provides children with opportunities to become more familiar with the school setting, meet new friends and participate in a wide variety of activities aimed at increasing skills and abilities in the year before the child attends Junior Kindergarten.


Helen DetwilerHelen Detwiler is a licensed, not-for-profit program of Umbrella Family and Child Centres of Hamilton. Located within a Hamilton-Wentworth Public School, its program provides high quality, equitable care to children from 2 1/2 to 12 years of age.

Location
320 Brigade Drive

Hours:
7:30am to 6:00 pm

Contact:
Supervisor: Sue Kowch

Phone number: 905-574-5737
email address: suek@umbrellafamily.com

Visit our website http://www.umbrellafamily.com


Ancaster Meadow Elementary SchoolLocation: Ancaster Meadow Elementary School
93 Kitty Murray Lane
Ancaster, Ontario
Phone: 905 304-0478
Hours of Operation: 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Contact: Carm Thersidis, Supervisor

Cathy Wever Elementary SchoolLocation: Cathy Wever Elementary School
160 Wentworth Street North
Hamilton, Ontario
Phone: 905 528-8570
Hours of Operation: 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Contact: Cathy Gall, Supervisor


Elizabeth Bagshaw Elementary School*Location: Elizabeth Bagshaw Elementary School*
350 Albright Road
Hamilton, Ontario
Phone: 905 561-9500
Hours of Operation: 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Contact: Lynn McInnis, Supervisor

Gatestone Elementary SchoolLocation: Gatestone Elementary School
127 Gatestone Dr.
Stoney Creek, Ontario
Phone: 905-573-9268
Hours of Operation: 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Contact: Cynthia Bradshaw, Supervisor

Prince of Wales Elementary School

Location: Prince of Wales Elementary School*
77 Melrose N.
Hamilton, Ontario
Phone: 905 544-0522
Hours of Operation: 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Contact: Cathy Gall, Supervisor

 Ray Lewis Elementary SchoolLocation: Ray Lewis Elementary School
27 Jessica Street
Hamilton, Ontario
Phone: 905 318-2266
Hours of Operation: 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Contact: Denise Forget, Supervisor

 Sir Wilfrid Laurier Elementary School*Location: Sir Wilfrid Laurier Elementary School*
70 Albright Road
Hamilton, Ontario
Phone: 905 573-7540
Hours of Operation: 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Contact: Lynn McInnis, Supervisor

 Lawfield Elementary SchoolLocation: Lawfield Elementary School
10 Abbington Dr.
Hamilton, Ontario
Phone: 905 387-0062
Hours of Operation: 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Contact: Shawna Durham, Supervisor

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One community's exploration of the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education.