History & Milestones


Looking Back – History in the Making


2001 to 2009 - The Early Years

We had the dream of offering high quality preschool care in a comfortable, homelike environment.  We were sure of what we wanted to do and we knew that the foundation of that would be a strong team.  We set out to recruit the very best teachers to create a program that not only teaches children numbers and letters, but more importantly helps them to develop a strong sense of self confidence and an ability to relate well with others. 


2009 – Terrific Toddlers

As the years passed we realized that there was a lack of toddler care in the community and we knew we were the right people to fill that void.  We converted the lower level of our centre to a space that allowed for the care of ten toddlers and opened our Toddler Program in April 2009.  It was an immediate success and we were excited to be able to serve a more diverse group of children and families.


2010 – Flexible Fun

After several parent feedback surveys and much discussion of how we can offer our families more of the quality care they love, we launched our innovative Flexible Care Program.  This unique service allows parents to book care on a Pay As You Go basis that supports their need for care outside the traditional child care model.  By offering flexible schedules, extended hours and weekend care we set ourselves apart as a leader in the Hamilton Child Care Community.


2011 – Oh Babies!

Following the success of our Toddler Program and in response to numerous requests from the community we opened our second location in November 2011.  Licensed to care for 6 infants and 5 toddlers, our Infant and Toddler Centre allowed us to welcome a whole new age group to the L.L.H. family.


2012 – And then there were more….

In December 2012 we expanded our Infant and Toddler Centre in order to allow us to care for an additional 4 infants.  This meant growing our team and we were excited to add some new team members and new families to our L.L.H. family. 


2015 – Third Location - Locke Street

In September 2015 we expanded once again, adding a third location to the L.L.H. family.  This is our first centre in the lower city and we're excited to be part of such a vibrant neighbourhood.  This new site houses 24 preschoolers within a newly renovated space at Melrose United Church.  


Amazing Milestones


VIEW Magazine - Best of Hamilton Readers Poll

In October 2010 and 2011 we had the distinction of being named Best Daycare by the readers of VIEW magazine.  This recognition means a lot to us because the winner is chosen by their community and clients.  At L.L.H. we strive to support a quality lifestyle for today’s parents so when they tell us we are doing a good job we are just thrilled!