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Planning for High-Quality Prekindergarten Programs

Planning for High-Quality Prekindergarten Programs reflects the commitment of the New York State Education Department to continue to work toward increasing the availability of high-quality prekindergarten programs. The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to those responsible for planning and implementing prekindergarten programs for three- and four-year old children. It provides a framework for teachers and others who work with young children to create environments and develop curricula, instruction, and assessment strategies that support children as learners. It is based on the recognition that teachers need many and varied opportunities to nurture and refine their craft in order to respond effectively to the diverse needs of the children with whom they will interact during their teaching careers.

Mealtimes and Nap Times in State-Administered Prekindergarten

The Office of Early Learning (OEL) has provided guidance memos that respond to common questions about providing mealtimes and nap times in prekindergarten programs.