; NRCEC 2020 - FAQ
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.
November 30 - December 3, 2020
Virtual NRCEC 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

Conference Logistics

When and where is NRCEC 2020?

Due to COVID-19, ACF’s NRCEC was held virtually on Monday, November 30 – Thursday, December 3.

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.

Virtual Conference Format

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

The virtual conference included a plenary session, concurrent breakout sessions, and virtual poster sessions. You can view the conference agenda and can view or download the complete conference program external link icon PDF 3MB!

How can I access the Virtual NRCEC content?

Conference sessions were streamed from November 30 – December 3 and featured live Q&A with the presenters. In addition, all conference sessions now are available for on demand viewing. Check out the agenda page of the website to see the final agenda and complete conference program external link icon PDF 3MB. Check out the session videos page to view all of the sessions presented during the virtual event.

What is a virtual poster session?

Virtual NRCEC 2020 utilized a robust poster platform to exhibit high-quality, interactive posters in an all-virtual format. You can access the online gallery of posters from the home page of the website. During the poster sessions, authors were available for live chat/Q&A. Check out the conference program external link icon PDF 3MB for the complete listing of posters and to see which posters were presented during which poster session.

Conference Content

What topics are discussed at the conference?

NRCEC 2020 presented 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 included academic and professional researchers, early childhood program administrators and practitioners, and federal, state, and local policymakers.