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Albany NY 12205

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Notice to Clients COVID-19

The Spotted Zebra is Temporarily Closed.

We remind people the New York State Department of Health (DOH) recommends the following ways to minimize the spread of all respiratory viruses, including COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing. If you use a tissue, throw it in the trash.


Creative Curriculum

The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool
A Comprehensive, Integrated Curriculum and Assessment System

To ensure positive outcomes for children who attend pre-kindergarten, programs need an appropriate and effective curriculum and assessment system. The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the National Association of Early Childhood Specialists in State Departments of Education (NAECS/SDE) recently published definitions of appropriate curriculum and assessment and provided indicators of effectiveness. The Joint Position Statement, Early Childhood Curriculum, Assessment and Program Evaluation: Building an Effective, Accountable System in Programs Birth Through Age 8 (2003) provides clear guidance for determining whether a curriculum and assessment system is likely to produce positive outcomes for children, preparing them for success in school and in life.

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