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Castles in the Sand

Contact Us

526 Upper Paradise Road, Unit A
Hamilton, ON
L9C 5E3
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Upcoming Events

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In accordance with the Federal/Provincial Governments, City of Hamilton and Public Health advisement related to COVID 19, we are exercising precautionary measures to protect the health and safety of our employees and those who use our services.

Therefore, any meetings or appointments scheduled from Monday, March 16th to Monday, April 13th at any of the ASCY / Early Words sites (Upper Paradise Rd., Arrowsmith and Hagersville locations) are cancelled.  As you are likely aware, the situation is changing rapidly and we are monitoring it closely and will continue to do so.  In the interim, please note that all ASCY sites are CLOSED until Monday, April 13th at which time we will reassess the situation based on Federal/Provincial and local Public Health advisories.  Please check the ASCY website regularly for further updates.

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Our Mission & Vision

Our Mission

We work in collaboration with families, children, professionals and communities to share knowledge, build capacity and create equitable opportunities for all.

Our Vision

All children belong and have the opportunity to thrive.

Our Values


We believe that we can accomplish more when we work together with our families and community partners to achieve shared goals.

Innovation & Responsiveness

We embrace innovation and strive to respond to changing needs of ALL children, families and professionals in our community.

Equity & Inclusion

We commit to engaging and promoting the unique needs of children, families, professionals and communities.

Continuous Learning

We value continuous life-long learning and believe that it enhances personal and community well-being.