Our History & Logo
The Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic Child Care Centres Inc. The Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic Child Care Centres Inc.

The Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic Child Care Centres Inc.

Hamilton Wentworth Catholic Child Centres Inc. is a not-for-profit, charitable corporation that exists to provide high quality child care and early childhood learning and development opportunities that support the spiritual, emotional, developmental and physical growth of each child and family in our care. We do this by employing well-trained and caring staff who create an environment that is educational, caring, supportive and stimulating

Incorporated in 1990, when we opened St. Thomas More Children’s Centre, we have since grown to operate over 35 licensed Catholic child care programs in Catholic Schools in Hamilton. Working together with the school personnel, our staffs strive to provide a seamless day for children through the sharing of resources, skills and information.

We also offer Early Years programs for parents and their children from birth to age 6 in partnership with other Early Years agencies in Hamilton.

HWCCCC is also a proud partner in Hamilton’s Best Start initiative that see over 50 agencies working together to make ‘Hamilton the Best Place to raise a child’.


The HWCCCC logo was created from two similar designs of a growing heart and an apple. We chose a heart to represent the loving, caring and nurturing aspect of childcare while also including the importance of children's growth. The apple is symbolic of the close relationship between child care and education. This close partnership with schools allows for the sharing of resources in the hopes of creating smooth transitions from child care into the education environment.

The various colours represents diversity in children as well as the many colours often associated with young children from birth through elementary school. The inner blue and orange are the colours of the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board, further relating the organization to education. The green cross at the top represents the Catholic programs that are available here at the HWCCCC.