Family Resources

Hello EWDC Students & Families!

Thank you for your support and participation in our virtual and socially-distanced 2020-21 programming! We'll use this page to share resources with EWDC families and any others who are in need of extra resources.

Sending love and practicing optimism,

The EWDC Team

Program Enrollment Details

  • To register for programs, residents of the DC Metro Area can visit this link.
  • Not quite ready to sign up for full programs? Check out a list of StoryTime, Family Workshop, or other one-time events coming up on our calendar.
  • Families who are registered for either the full year OR one-time events should add to their address book to ensure that followup emails come to their inbox.

Power Readers Family Info

  • Just registered? Awesome! Please watch this Family Orientation for a brief overview before we match your student with a mentor.
  • For more details on the online Epic! shared reading platform, click here.

Online Shared Reading and Writing Resources

Here, you'll find a sampling of online content to support children's literacy and love of reading.

  • Shared Reading in Space! EWDC is partnering with Blue Origin to help DC-area youth send your mail to space! Using the instructions on this handout, students of all ages can make a postcard answering the prompt, "Earth needs space because..." Postcards should be mailed to EWDC by November 30th to get scheduled for the next flight to space. Lift off!
  • Audiobooks, e-books, and online shared read alouds from DC Public Libraries
  • First Lady Obama's Mondays with Michelle read alouds from PBS Kids and Random House Publishing (Mondays, 12PM Eastern)
  • Daily Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems, author/illustrator of the Pigeon book series
  • Video read alouds from Reach, Incorporated's DC teen authors
  • Stay-At-Home Storytime with Oliver Jeffers, author/illustrator and children's literature activist
  • Tuesday Writers Workshop with Kate DiCamillo, author of The Tale of Despereaux
  • Friday Fun videos with Dave Pilkey, author/illustrator of the Dogman book series
  • Ongoing Save with Stories online read alouds by actors and artists

LOTS of famous children's authors, actors, and public figures are also sharing read-alouds and other interactive posts via social media. Here's a compilation of many of these resources!

Parenting in the time of COVID-19

This section highlights resources that parents might use to navigate this unprecedented time.

Promoting Socioemotional Health

We know this is a uniquely trying time. We encourage you to take care of yourselves as well as others!