The District of Columbia Association for the Education of Young Children (DCAEYC) is the D.C. Affiliate Chapter of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).


NAEYC is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research.


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Resources for Coping with COVID-19

Resources Local to Washington DC

Monitoring COVID-19 Response: Up-to-date policy, guidance, and resources for organizations serving children, youth, and families in the District of Columbia.

Resources Available for Childcare Providers: A spreadsheet complied by the Under 3 DC Coalition with information about local and federal financial resources and relief measures that may be helpful to early childhood education providers. 

Greater Washington Community Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund:  Rapid response grants made on a weekly basis for eligible nonprofits. Included in their immediate funding priorities is expanding access to childcare for low-income families as well as services for out of school children and youth.

Coronavirus Grant Request with No Kid Hungry: Emergency grant opportunity from No Kid Hungry to support local school districts and nonprofit organizations in their efforts to ensure kids get the nutritious food they need.

Emergency Food Access:  A compilation of information from DC Food Project, including school sites with free meals for DC youth, other meal sites in DC (and beyond DC), and local organizations in need of assistance.

COVID-19 Emergency Resources portal: Updates from Mayor Bowser's office, including links to small business microgrant and loan opportunities.

NAEYC Resources
Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

How to Prepare Your Family: Information to share with the families of children in your program

Resources from Educational Organizations

Resources to Help Headstart Children and Families (National Head Start Association)

Talking to Children

How to talk to kids about Coronavirus (New York Times Parenting)

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Bright Horizons)

 Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource (National Association of School Psychologists)

Resources to Support Children's Learning

Register for the Zoom Meeting presentation on "Children and Families as Digital Creators and Storytellers" presented by NAEYC’s Technology and Young Children Interest Forum on March 30, 2020 at 6PM ET 

Message in a Backback articles from Teaching Young Children: Tips and ideas to share with families about supporting preschool age children's learning at home (NAEYC)

 NAEYC For Families - Find research-based resources on child development to reading, writing, music, math, and more!  Need a suggestion? Read 10 Prop Box Ideas: Mini Learning Centers at Home

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems (The Kennedy Center)

 PBS KIDS Play and Learn Science App - Includes hands on science projects with everyday materials, along with online science games and explorations

Games, Videos, Brain Boosters and More (National Geographic Kids)

Kid Builder Resources (First Five Orange County)

Age of Learning is offering families and affected schools free at-home access to ABCmouse, a learning resource for ages 2 to 8; Adventure Academy, open for students ages 8 to 13; and ReadingIQ, a digital library and literacy platform available for children 12 and under

Activites for 12 Months and Up (Educational Insights)

Britannica LaunchPacks - Free access "LaunchPacks" with science and social studies learning content for students in K-12 (Encyclopedia Britannica)

Free Math Activities - Includes downloadable lessons and "virtual manipulatives" for grades K-8 (hand2mind)

Resources for Social Distancing with Kids : An ongoing public document with ideas to keep kids learning. Includes activities broken down by age, apps for kids, and other resources.