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Child Care Centres in Hamilton

Umbrella Family and Child Centres of Hamilton operates full-day early learning and child care centres for toddler and preschool children, as well as extended day programs before and after school for kindergarten and school age children in the Greater Hamilton Area.

In operation since 1988, Umbrella is a non-profit corporation administered by a community-based Board of Directors. Our Board Members include Hamilton Wentworth District School Board Trustees and staff, as well as members of the community who have a keen interest in early learning and childcare.

In Umbrella Family and Child Centres, we strive to:

  • Provide play experiences that enhance the development of the whole child
  • Encourage the child to explore and discover their world in a warm and nurturing environment
  • Provide a supportive environment in which children are encouraged to increase independence at a comfortable pace
  • Support physical development by encouraging movement activities as well as proper nutrition and healthy daily care routine
  • Support social development by modeling and encouraging appropriate communication, promoting opportunities for sharing and cooperating, building children’s communication skills through positive role modeling
  • Create an inclusive environment for all people – both children and adults – demonstrating respect for one another regardless of their culture, race, religion or gender


We asked our Umbrella centres to share their Canada 150 celebrations for the chance to win $150 for their program. The submissions we received were ALL so amazing that we decided to create additional prize categories and are pleased to announce the results. Congrats to all!!