Mayor Muriel Bowser 

COVID-19: Education & Child Care Information and Resources

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With any public health concern, we need to be prepared and informed about impacts coronavirus may have in our community. Stop the spread of germs and stay informed. For more information on the District Government’s preparations for impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit for the most up to date information & details.


Click here to read the ReOpen DC report on education and child care.


DCPS Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

DC Public Schools is providing key updates for students, teachers, and families around coronavirus (also known as COVID-19). Visit their site for information on calendar changes, student and staff travel, distance learning, and meals for students. Reminder— free meals are being provided to ANY DC students at multiple locations around the city.


Need help navigating their online resources? Check out their Navigating DCPS Resources video!


The DCPS Instructional Continuity page is now available for all. Visit the Learners tab to view and download student-facing distance learning plans for students PK-12 in all content areas. Visit their Families tab for resources to help ensure continuity of your child(ren)'s instruction.

DCPS has also announced new learning at home video lessons for K, 1st and 2nd graders! Tune in each morning on TV or catch up on YouTube to learn with DCPS teachers. Watch “Fun with Phonics” with your child each day on DKN or on their YouTube channel.


Public Charter School Board Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

The DC Public Charter School Board is collaborating with government agencies, facilitating learning and sharing, and conducting oversight of distance learning during the unprecedented conditions for schools and LEAs as a result of coronavirus. They have also created an LEA sharing library to keep school leaders informed of current policies, guidance, and resources from partners across the District and the nation. Find information about distance learning webinars, end-of-year school closings, and more at their website.

Learning Doesn’t Stop- Lessons on TV

Washington Teachers’ Union has partnered with Fox 5 to air lessons on television for students who do not have access to laptops or WiFi during school closures. Each day of the week will feature a 30-minute lesson aligned with district learning standards for a particular grade group.


DC Child Care Connections

DC Child Care Connections can help connect families witih licensed child care providers who have remained open during the public health emergency. Please call 202-829-2500 or email [email protected] to find out more.


Essential Worker Child Care Resources

Because coronavirus (COVID-19) poses serious risks to public health and safety, the best option for families is to keep their children at home with them. For workers employed at essential businesses, child care outside the home might be a necessity. The Bowser Administration is working to ensure that essential workers who need child care have options. To find out more about the emergency child care initiative, please visit


Greater DC Diaper Bank

Greater DC Diaper Bank supports families and individuals in need by providing an adequate and reliable source for basic baby needs and personal hygiene products. Visit their website for information about diaper need hubs throughout the DMV where you can receive up to a month's supply for free.

We understand that this is not an exhaustive list. We are open to adding additional resources. Please email with your suggestions, [email protected]