Early Childhood 2020-21 Resources

Together with families, program leaders, and partner agencies, the DOE Division of Early Childhood Education (DECE) has developed resources and guidance on how we can best meet the needs of NYC’s children, families, and program staff as they navigate the 2020-21 school year that is unlike any other. We will continue to support you, your staff, and families as this public health crisis evolves. Thank you for your ongoing partnership in ensuring our children continue to receive high-quality early care and education during this challenging time.

Below are resources to support program leaders and teaching teams during the 2020-21 school year, as well as a link to access family-facing early childhood resources. Please continue to visit this page for new and updated guidance documents. If you have questions, please refer to the contact information listed in the resource document. 

All Early Childhood Programs (all setting types)

NYCEEC School Day/Year Programs (3-K & pre-K contracted)

NYCEEC Extended Day/Year Programs (EarlyLearn-contracted)

Family Child Care Networks and Affiliated Providers

District Schools and Pre-K Centers

We also encourage you to visit the Return to School 2020 page to view the latest information on the 2020-21 school year for district schools and Pre-K Centers.

Learning Bridges (information for current providers and other interested parties)

Learning Bridges provides free child care options for children from 3-K through 8th grade enrolled in blended learning on days when they are scheduled to learn remotely. The flyer below with information about the Learning Bridges program can be shared with families. 

Families can learn more and apply at schools.nyc.gov/learningbridges or by calling 311. If families have questions about their Learning Bridges application or placement, please direct them to LearningBridges@schools.nyc.gov.

If you are a Learning Bridges partner with questions or if you are interested in becoming a Learning Bridges partner, please email childcare@schools.nyc.gov.

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