Per IRS Publication 17 Your Federal Income Tax (For Individuals), page 25:
Qualifying Widow(er) With Dependent Child. If your spouse died in 2014, you can use married filing jointly as your filing status for 2014 if you otherwise qualify to use that status. The year of death is the last year for which you can file jointly with your deceased spouse.
You may be eligible to use qualifying widow(er) with dependent child as your filing status for 2 years following the year your spouse died. For example, if your spouse died in 2013, and you have not remarried, you may be able to use this filing status for 2014 and 2015.
This filing status entitles you to use joint return tax rates and the highest standard deduction amount (if you do not itemize deductions). This status does not entitle you to file a joint return.
Eligibility rules. You are eligible to file your 2014 return as a qualifying widow(er) with dependent child if you meet all of the following tests.