The Administration for Children and Families presents NRCEC 2020, National Research Conference on Early Childhood. June 22 - 24, 2020 at Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA.
June 22 - 24, 2020
Crystal Gateway Marriott
Arlington, VA

Frequently Asked Questions

Conference Logistics

When and where is NRCEC 2020?

Due to the COVID-19 situation, AFC's NRCEC will no longer be held in its current in-person format on June 22-24, 2020 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, VA. We are exploring alternate options at this time and will provide updates via this website and NRCEC email list.

How can I receive updates about the conference?

You can receive updates by requesting to be added to the conference email list. You also can follow @OPRE_ACF on Twitterexternal link icon (link take you off the NRCEC site) for updates.

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

CEUs are not offered for attending NRCEC 2020.


Is there a registration fee for the conference?

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

When will registration open?

At this time, we are exploring alternate options for how to convene NRCEC 2020. As details are confirmed, we will provide updates via this website and NRCEC email list.

Call for Presentations

What is the deadline for submission?

The Call for Presentations is now closed and submissions have been reviewed.

When will I find out if my submitted proposal has been selected?

All decision notifications have been sent out. Only the identified symposium organizer or the contact author of each individual poster received the decision notification. They are responsible for informing other participants and authors.

Conference Content

What topics are discussed at the conference?

NRCEC 2020 will present 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.

How can I learn about past conferences?

Information about past conferences is available on the OPRE websiteexternal link icon (link take you off the NRCEC site).

Who attends the conference?

Attendees at the conference will include academic and professional researchers, early childhood program administrators and practitioners, and federal, state, and local policymakers.

Conference Accommodations

How can I cancel the hotel reservation I made for NRCEC 2020?

All hotel reservations that were made previously at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel can be cancelled within 72 hours of the scheduled check-in date without penalty. For more information, visit the Hotel and Travel page of the conference website.