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Castles in the Sand


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 at any of the ASCY / Early Words sites (Upper Paradise Rd., Arrowsmith and Hagersville locations) are cancelled.

We are continuing to support our community and clients on a virtual basis and by scheduled appointments as deemed necessary.

Our office locations will remain closed to visitors at this time.

As you are aware, the situation is constantly changing and we are monitoring it closely and will continue to do so. We are continually reassessing the situation based on Federal/Provincial and local Public Health advisories so please check the ASCY website at www.ascy.ca regularly for further updates.

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.