COVID guidelines for licensed child care centres changed on July 1 as part of Alberta’s Open for Summer plan. This includes removing the requirement for cohorts.
See guidance for preschool, day care and out of school care for a detailed outline of the changes.
Licensed facility-based child care
- Guidance for Licensed Child Care Centres (Daycares and Out-of-School Care)
- Alberta Biz Connect – additional workplace guidance and supports to help businesses and non-profits affected by COVID-19 begin to reopen and resume operations safely
- See all public health orders
Home-based child care
Licensed home-based child care
- Family day home educators operating under licensed agencies can offer child care for up to 6 children not including their own.
Unlicensed child care
- Unlicensed child care programs can provide child care for up to 6 children, not including their own, at any given time. We do not monitor unlicensed or private child care arrangements but can issue closures if they are over this limit.
- Enhanced sanitation practices should be used by all home-based child care providers, whether they are licensed or unlicensed:
- routinely clean and disinfect any surface that people regularly touch
- handwashing facilities or hand sanitizer must be available to children
- visitors and children should not enter if they are feeling unwell
- visitors should wash their hands frequently
- Guidance for family day homes under licensed agencies and group family child care programs
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