Holiday Fundraiser: Poinsettias For Sale!

Hello Families,

2017 has been a great year for fundraising at the daycare.  Our spring raffle basket sold out all 200 tickets.  We hosted a ‘FUNdraiser’ at the Shawn & Ed Brewing Co and had nearly 100 people attend. We also spread some serious fall beauty with well over 200 mums being sold.  Thank you to everyone for your support and participation in our fundraising activities.  Together we have raised $3500 this year!

To wrap up the 2017 fundraising season, we will be selling beautiful poinsettias that will be grown locally by Terra Greenhouses. There will be paper copies of the order sheets outside of Angela’s office or email the Children’s Centre ( for more details on how to purchase.

Many thanks,

From the McMaster Children’s Centre Fundraising Team.

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Closed Labour Day

McMaster Children’s Centre will be closed on Monday September 4th, 2017 for Labour Day.

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Gorgeous Fall Mums for Sale!

The McMaster Children’s Centre will be selling gorgeous Fall Mums to raise funds for learning tools and play equipment for our children. So far this year, we have raised over $3,000 and are hoping to meet our 2017 goal of $5000!

The mums are grown locally by Terra Greenhouses. They will be in 10 inch pots- the perfect size for most outdoor urns. They will look beautiful on the front porch or even planted in the garden.

They are available in YELLOW, ORANGE and BURGUNDY for $10 a pot, payable by cash or cheque (To: McMaster Children’s Centre). Payment is due at the centre by Friday September 1st.

Mums will be available for pick up at the McMaster Children’s Centre on Wednesday September 13th, 2017.

Should you have any questions, please contact our Fundraising Chair at,

Thank you!

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Holiday Closure

McMaster Children’s Centre will be closed on Monday July 3rd, 2017 in recognition of Canada Day.

Have an enjoyable and safe long weekend!

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Our FUNdraiser Was A Success!

Thank you to everyone that helped to make our FUNdraiser at the Shawn & Ed Brewing Co a success. Together we raised over $2700! to put towards outdoor play equipment and toys for the children.
 A special thank you to the following individuals for donating to our raffle and silent auction:

Artists Jarrod Hogeterp, Ryan Waldron, Briana Palmer and Doug of the Mad Mongoose

Jewellery designer Laura Tedesco

Kirsten Weiss for her doTERRA Essential Oil products

A thank you to all the local businesses that contributed services and items:

Stroller Fit Hamilton
Zee Float
Earth Shake
Highland Physiotherapy
Bare Wax Bar
Kabuki Spa
Advanced Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine
Jax Sweet Shoppe
Beanermunkey Chocolates
The Collins Pub
Shawn & Ed Brewing Co
Flat Rock Winery
McMaster Summer Sports Camp
Shaw Festival
OHSO Fitness

AND… a big thank you goes to our incredible Fundraising Team!


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Mark Your Calendars For Our Upcoming FUNdraiser! SHED Brewery Craft Beer Tasting and Dinner- June 22, 2017.

Hello families and friends,
Mark your calendars for our upcoming FUNdraiser. We will be hosting a craft beer tasting and dinner at the SHED (Shawn & Ed Brewery) in Dundas on Thursday, June 22 from 6:30 to 9pm. Come on out and sample some great beer and enjoy a delicious dinner prepared by the Red Door Cucina. There will also be a silent auction and raffles taking place.
Tickets are $35 with all proceeds going to purchasing new outdoor equipment for our kids to use at the Centre.  For tickets, see Angela or email
Bring your friends, neighbours, coworkers, in-laws… out for a good time and a great cause. Check out our Facebook Event

P.S. if you are interested in helping out with the event or have an idea for a silent auction item, please let us know.

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Centre Closed Good Friday

McMaster Children’s Centre will be closed on Friday April 14th for Good Friday. Enjoy the holiday weekend!

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Upcoming Fundraiser at Shed Brewery June 22, 2017.

Looking for a fun night out or a fantastic gift for someone? … Save the date and mark your calendars for a craft beer tasting and dinner on June 22, 2017 at the Shed brewery in Dundas, Ontario. This wonderful evening will be a Fundraising Event for the McMaster Children’s Centre. More details to come…
We would like to put together a small committee to help with planning and running the event. If you would like to help out, the commitment will not be time consuming. We are looking for help promoting the event and assisting the evening of with taking tickets, serving food or helping with a silent auction.

Also, we are collecting services/items for a silent auction at the event. If you or someone you know owns a business, consider donating a service. It’s a great way to get some advertising and help with our fundraising. For example, massage, facial, dinner out, window cleaning… you name it!

Thank you for considering the call for help.  If you are interested please email

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Centre Closed Tuesday March 14th

The McMaster Children’s Centre will be closed Tuesday March 14th due to inclement weather.

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Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities:

The McMaster Children’s Centre is always looking for upbeat, professional Registered Early Childhood Educators for Part time/Casual Supply work.

When hiring Registered Early Childhood Educators, we require the following:

  • RECE positions require an ECE Diploma or Degree from a recognized College or University, in good standing with the College of Early Childhood Educators
  • Experience working with young children and families;
  • An eagerness and ability to work with all age groups from Toddler to Preschool;
  • Must be professional, with strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Effective interpersonal and team work skills;
  • A clear Police Records Check which includes Vulnerable Sector Screening;
  • Must have flexible hours to accommodate supply work;
  • Must have valid Standard First Aid with CPR C (infant/child CPR)
  • Current medical (record of necessary immunizations)

*If you are interested in supply teaching at the McMaster Children’s Centre, please register with the SUPPLY ABSENCE MANAGEMENT System (SAM):

SAM@;          SAM: 1-844-251-6727      

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