Fees and Services



The Hamilton Early Learning Centre is a non profit organization.  The fees are enrolment based and reflect actual cost of providing quality care.

Toddler-$48.00/day $240/week

Preschooler $39.00/day $145.00/week

Hours of Operation

The centre operates 12 months of the year; Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. The centre closes for the following statutory holidays: New Year’s Day; Family Day, Good Friday; Victoria Day; Canada Day; Civic Holiday (August); Labour Day; Thanksgiving Monday; Christmas Day; Boxing Day.  


Daily Schedules

The daily schedule provides a balance of quiet and active experiences, individual and group activities, indoor and outdoor activities, which are all child initiated and adult guided, activities.


Nutrition & Menus

The centre provides a morning and afternoon snack and a hot, nutritional lunch midday.  All menus are planned according to Canada’s Food Guide and include vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals.  The centre’s meals are home made to avoid process foods with a high content of sodium and sugars.  Children are encouraged to try all foods, but are not forced to eat.  If your child has special dietary needs, alternative arrangements can be discussed.  Dietary restrictions must be authorized by parents and noted in the child’s file.   The centre has refrigerators located in the Toddler and Preschool rooms.  They hold water bottles with the child’s name and picture on them.  The children have access to their water bottles throughout the day.

You can view the menu by clicking here.


Parent Participation

The Hamilton Early Learning Centre supports and encourages parental involvement.  Many opportunities exist for parents to participate in the enhancement and development of the centre:

  • Participation in the parent/child orientation process
  • Providing input and resources to the program
  • Participation in the centre’s social functions: Christmas Party, Annual Graduation, Parent Information Gatherings.
  • Committee member on the Board of Directors
  • Participation in the Annual Parent Survey


Parent Handbook

Click the following link to download the Parent Handbook.

Parent Handbook