The Administration for Children and Families presents NRCEC 2020, National Research Conference on Early Childhood. June 27 - 29, 2022 at Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA.
June 27 - 29, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions

Conference Logistics

When and where is NRCEC 2022?

NRCEC 2022 will be held virtually on Monday June 27—Wednesday, June 29, 2022.

How can I access NRCEC 2022?

Virtual NRCEC 2022 is free and open to the public, but all attendees must register. Click here to register today.

Already registered? Click here to access the virtual venue. From the venue, you can explore the full agenda, update your attendee profile, and join live sessions when the conference begins. You can find helpful hints for navigating the virtual venue in the NRCEC 2022 Virtual Attendee Guide.

Can I earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for attending the conference?

CEUs are not offered for attending NRCEC 2022.

Conference Content

What types of sessions will be included in the virtual conference?

The virtual conference will include plenary sessions, concurrent breakout sessions, virtual poster sessions, and more. The full Conference Program Book is now available. This includes the conference agenda with speaker names and session abstracts, as well as details on all virtual posters being presented. A snapshot of the conference agenda can be seen in the Agenda-at-a-Glance and you can visit the Conference Schedule page for an overview of the conference schedule.

What topics are discussed at the conference?

The conference will address knowledge gaps across programs serving young children and their families by presenting the latest research surrounding Head Start, Early Head Start, child care, home visiting, child welfare, special education, pre-kindergarten, early elementary, and other early childhood programs.

Who is the conference intended for?

The conference is intended for a broad audience, including academic and professional researchers, early childhood program administrators and practitioners, and federal, state, and local policymakers.

Is it possible to view content from previous conferences?

Conference programs and videos of selected sessions from previous conferences are available on the NRCEC website.

Will any of the NRCEC 2022 sessions be archived?

At this time, we anticipate that video footage of selected sessions will be made available on the conference website.


Is there a registration fee for the conference?

Registration for this event is free and open to the public.

When will registration open?

Registration for NRCEC 2022 is now open! Visit the registration page for more information and to register to attend the conference.

General Questions

How can I stay updated on NRCEC 2022?

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Whom do I contact with additional questions?

Please contact if you have additional questions.