COVID-19: Resources for Early Childhood Development

In an effort to help reduce the impact of COVID-19 in any way that we can, we have compiled this list of resources for you to use and share. Please be sure to keep local, state, federal sources as your primary source of guidance as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Interim Guidance for Administrators of US K-12 Schools and Child Care Programs

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

NASP is committed to providing our members and the public with information, guidelines, and resources to help support the learning and well-being of students, their families and others in the school community during the COVID-19 crisis. We will continue to develop and update resources as new information becomes available.

National Association of School Nurses

Talking point for proactive steps school nurses can take to decrease fears and promote prevention plus other resources

National Association for the Education of Young Children Survey Results - NAEYC has completed a national survey of providers and compiled a state-by-state report. They have also posted the results into an interactive map.

Hunt Institute State Child Care Actions in Response to COVID-19 - The Hunt Institute has launched a comprehensive, real-time scan of State Child Care Actions in Response to COVID-19. This page (best viewed on a desktop) includes closure status, links to provider guidance, Executive Orders and more.

National Governors Association Coronavirus Page - This regularly updated page includes state actions listed by state, including emergency declarations and links to state-issued guidance.

National Conference of State Legislatures State Legislative Actions Page - Updated every weekday, this NCSL page catalogs COVID-19-related state house and senate bills (and their current status).


This summary is an Alliance for Early Success compilation of various state policy changes made related to child care subsidy and payments in response to COVID-19. Generally, many states are continuing subsidy payments to try to keep subsidized child care programs whole if they choose to or are forced to close, or if they experience significant declines in attendance. Note that this is not an exhaustive account of all states’ actions.

The Division for Early Childhood (DEC)

Resources to Support Early Intervention & Early Childhood Special Education during COVID-19

The Division for Early Childhood was started in 1973 by a group of volunteers who cared deeply about the development of young children with special needs. DEC is one of 17 divisions of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), the largest professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents.


Our hearts go out to all who have been infected by COVID-19 and those whose lives have been disrupted by this pandemic. We are particularly concerned about the significant impacts this public health crisis is likely to have on our nation's child care and early learning programs, including educators, families, and children. We’ve compiled these online resources to provide information from NAEYC, the CDC, and other educational organizations.

Child Care Services Association

COVID-19 Resources for Child Care Providers, Families and Advocates

It’s important to stay safe, healthy and be informed, particularly for those who continue to be on the front lines of caring for children and families. With K-12 schools closed, child care programs must consider whether to remain open and risk exposure or to close and put their teachers and staff at risk of not being paid. The programs that choose to remain open might also be needed to serve additional children. Our goal is to keep our staff and community safe, continue business operations in service of our mission and do our part to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19.

Brooks Early Childhood Resources to Help During COVID-19

We’ve compiled a growing list of free resources to help you through these uncertain times. From blog posts to webinars, these expert resources will help you support young children and families and continue your professional development while you’re staying safe at home.

Center on the Developing Child Harvard University

This is a list of links to national and international resources that can help with a variety of concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. From child care, to housing, to health care and medical information, many outstanding organizations are offering helpful resources. The following is an assortment of links we’ve checked out–from our own site and others–that can be of use at this unprecedented time.

Caring for Our Childen (CFOC)

Health Promotion and Protection

3.3 Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting

Information about COVID-19

Guidance for Providers

Early Learning

Talking with Children


After Infection

Impacts on Child Care, School, and Work

Fact Sheets

Informational Flyers

Mental Health

Receiving Support

Multilingual Resources