Serving Hamilton since 1988
Where children play, learn, and grow.
At Umbrella we offer families inclusive, quality, licensed child care programs. All of our programs provide environments where children can engage and explore in play-based learning at their own pace and following their natural curiosity. Program experiences for children are based upon Ontario’s pedagogical approaches for the early years. The four foundations of our provincial pedagogy ensure that each child feels a strong sense of belonging and well-being and that they are able to fully engage and express themselves.
Our educators and program staff are dedicated and passionate about their work with children. We believe that our staff are capable and competent in their roles. As an organization that believes in continuous learning, staff are provided with opportunities to engage in professional development to keep current with new research and development in the field of early learning and child care.
Important information and updates
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December 20, 2022
2023 CWELCC UpdateRead more
December 13, 2022
Dec. 13/22: CWELCC Refunds UpdateRead more
December 12, 2022
Dec. 12/22: CWELCC Refunds UpdateRead more
We provide full day early learning and child care programs for infants, toddlers and preschoolers, as well as before and after school programs for kindergarten and school aged children. Each of our programs provides indoor and outdoor environments for children to explore, investigate their theories, and engage with others and the natural world through play-based learning opportunities.
27 Locations Across Hamilton
We operate full day early learning and child care centres for infant, toddler and preschool children, as well as before and after school programs for kindergarten and school age children. All Umbrella programs are located within Hamilton Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) facilities.
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There’s always something happening at Umbrella! Check back here often for helpful family resources and a glimpse of what’s going on in our programs.
August 18, 2022
Types of Play: Loose PartsRead more
July 27, 2022
Cook’s Corner: Umbrella Cathy WeverRead more
August 08, 2022
City of Hamilton Memo on Canada Wide Early Learning and Child Care AgreementRead more
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