Frequently Asked Questions
Is it legal to have someone else homeschool my child?
Yes it is. On the “Home Education Notification Form,” Section 14 asks you to list the location and name of the person providing the homeschooling if not the parent. We have also clarified this with Alberta Education, and The Education Act.
What is your response to Covid-19?
Tracing Talent follows safety measures to reduce the risk of transmission of illness. Parents can rest easy, knowing their child is receiving the best education, attention, and care. Temperature checks will be taken at entry and hand sanitizing stations will be located at the front door. Masks can be worn if preferred but are currently not mandatory; and physical distancing will happen at meal times and wherever else possible. Hands and surfaces will be cleaned often and sharing items will be limited.
Do you provide meals for the children?
No. We have one teacher and eight children during meal times. Meal preparation time takes away from lesson time. Therefore, all meal/snack items need to be provided by parents. Please ensure that enough food is provided for your child depending upon the amount of hours spent at Tracing Talent. Please ensure all food items adhere to the Canada Food Guide and are healthy options for maintaining strong and happy children!
Tracing Talent may provide some snacks on special occasions (Baking lessons). If this is planned, you will be notified. There may be times when this is not planned ahead of time!
Please notify Tracing Talent upon registration of any allergies. All food containers brought from home should be clearly labelled with the child’s name.
Can you care for my child who has a disability?
Our program has one teacher who has 8 children to educate. If your child has a severe physical, mental or learning disability, we are not in our current capacity able to provide sufficient care for this type of arrangement. Please contact us if you have any concerns regarding this.
Why do people homeschool?
Please see our article, here, which names the top three reasons people choose homeschooling as the best option for their child’s education.
How do I start the process of homeschooling?
Please see this article which lays out all the steps for starting homeschooling. Here at Tracing Talent, we are happy to assist you in this transition.
How do you provide socialization to students?
Students will gain socialization through their peer group, interaction with other peer groups during meet ups and field trips, and with adults and professional authorities during presentations, trips, and events. Students will also be assisted with developing proper social skills through teacher guidance and socialization lessons which include conflict resolution, problem solving and group work. See our article here.
Are parents permitted to visit the centre?
Parents are encouraged to visit us at any time during the school day as long as they do not have any symptoms of Covid. Parents play a large part in their child’s education and we want to encourage parents to be as involved as they wish in this endeavour.