COVID-19 Support

COVID-19 Updates

Seedlings Early Learning has implemented a series of protective measures to meet the requirements by Alberta Health guidelines related with COVID-19 pandemic. We are taking care to bring you a fully safe and healthy environment, where your children can learn and succeed. In the next pages you will find important information regarding the daily operation in our locations. 

August 13, 2021: In particular, Dr. Hinshaw recommends that:
- Anyone who is sick with symptoms of COVID-19 or any respiratory illness should stay home until they recover (10 days). The COVID-19 test will continue to be offered to people who show symptoms for an additional six weeks.
- If an outbreak of respiratory disease were to occur in a school, local health officials would work with school staff to establish additional measures, if necessary.
- Although masks are no longer required provincially, Seedlings continue to support students and staff who choose to continue to wear them. As well
- All people who are eligible to be vaccinated do so. For this, it is planned to offer the vaccines in schools, which will reach all eligible students in the province.

Please review the latest documents related with COVID:


- August 13 2021: Letter from the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Hinshaw, that appeared this morning regarding the School Plan for the year 2021/22.

- DAILY CHECK LIST (please parents use):


- COVID-19 Policy and procedures": 1_COVID 19- SEEDLINGS Policy & Procedures


What Seedlings Early Learning (SEL) is doing to follow the regulation?

  • Teachers are encouraging physically-distant greetings such as “air fives” and waves.
  • Plan for physically-distant activities such as shadow tag and where possible.
  • Teachers are setting up the rooms to avoid clustering or congestion. SEL has divided our students in smalls groups (ideally max 5 children per group) which remain together during the day. The number varies per location.
  • For naps, SEL has increased the distance between sleeping mats up to 2 meters if possible, and always practices head-to-toe placement.
  • SEL had developed a plan to provide isolation for an attendee if needed (please see COVID-19 Guidance for more details
  • SEL Staff and children should be frequently reminded to follow proper hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette (wash hands frequently, sneeze/cough into their elbow, put used tissues in a waste receptacle and wash hands immediately after using tissues).
  • Use of non-medical masks by program staff is only encouraged for prolonged close interactions with children (e.g. changing a diaper or assisting with feeding).
  • Each cohort has designated equipment (e.g., balls, loose equipment, crafts). Floater teacher is designated to clean and disinfect equipment between cohort uses. SEL promotes the use of the same equipment per cohort. SEL has a variety of materials and equipment based on our curriculum.
  • Soft toys (plush toys and blankets) are not shared at this time.
  • SEL has closed all shared sensory tables including water tables, sand tables, and shared play dough. NOTE: Individual sensory bins or activities that are not shared between children may be used (play dough labelled for individual child use, small individual water bowl with sensory activities).
  • SEL has designated store personal coat hooks and individual space are to be used to store personal items. It has been assigned to a single child. This space is used to store their own indoor pair of shoes.