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
Crystal Gateway Marriott
Arlington, VA

Hotel & Travel

Hotel Information

NRCEC 2022 will be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA. The hotel's location provides easy access to local transportation, airports, and train stations. For more information, please visit the Crystal Gateway Marriott websiteexternal link icon.

Book Your Room Now! For your convenience‚ a block of rooms has been reserved at the Government rate for NRCEC attendees. The Government rate is available to those who make reservations with the hotel by Wednesday, June 7, 2022 or until the hotel block reaches full capacity – whichever is sooner. We encourage you to make reservations as early as possible if you would like to stay in the conference hotel. After June 7, 2022, reservations will be accepted on a space available basis and may be at a significantly higher rate.

Attendees can make hotel reservations online or by phone. To make reservations online, access the hotel's online reservation systemexternal link icon. To make hotel reservations by phone, contact the Marriott reservation line at 888-236-2427 and use the group name "NRCEC” when making your reservations to receive the Government room rate.

Travel Information


Three major airports serve the Washington, DC, area: Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA), Dulles International (IAD), and Baltimore/Washington International (BWI). The most convenient airport to the meeting location is DCA‚ located approximately two miles from the meeting hotel, and accessible via public transit. IAD is located approximately 27 miles from the hotel, and BWI is located approximately 37 miles from the hotel.

Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service (DCA only)
Service is available Monday-Sunday: 05:00 AM - 12:00 AM. Call to schedule service: 703-920-3230.



Amtrak service is available into Washington, DC, via Union Station (WAS). Amtrak is a convenient option for many people who will be traveling from various points along the East Coast. To make Amtrak reservations, call (800) USA-RAIL or visit the Amtrak websiteexternal link icon(link takes you off the NRCEC site)

MARC Train

MARC Train Service is also available from the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area into Washington, DC, via Union Station. Most MARC Train Service operates Monday through Friday only. Weekend service is available on the Penn line only. Tickets can be purchased at Quik Trak machines, Amtrak Ticket Agents, Commuter Direct Ticket Agents, or Online at Commuter Directexternal link icon.(link takes you off the NRCEC site) For more information, visit the MARC Train websiteexternal link icon(link takes you off the NRCEC site)


The Crystal Gateway Marriott is accessible via Washington, DC's Metro system. The closest Metro stop is the Crystal City station on the Blue and Yellow line (0.2 miles). The next closest Metro stop is the Pentagon station on the Blue and Yellow line (0.7 miles). The Metro Rail System mapexternal link icon (link takes you off the NRCEC site) can help you navigate your way through the DC Metro system. Use the trip plannerexternal link icon (link takes you off the NRCEC site) on the Metro Rail website for detailed directions.


Taxi stands are located near the baggage claims of all area airports and at the front entrance of Union Station. Approximate one-way fares to the hotel are as follows:

  • From Reagan National Airport (DCA) - $10
  • From Dulles International Airport (IAD) - $45
  • From Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) - $90
  • From Union Station - $20


Lyft and Uber pickup areas are at the following locations:

  • Reagan National Airport (DCA) – For Terminal A, the pickup area is on the third (outer) curb. For Terminals B/C, pickup is available at the Baggage Claim/Arrivals level (first floor) or the Ticketing/Check-In/Departures level (third floor).
  • Dulles International Airport (IAD) – The passenger pickup curb on the lower level outside of the baggage claim.
  • Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) – The terminal curbs on the Upper Level/Departures.
  • Union Station – The Kiss and Ride/Cell Phone Waiting Area located in the Union Station Parking Garage.

Driving Directions

Please use Google Mapsexternal link icon (link takes you off the NRCEC site) to customize your driving directions from your location. The Crystal Gateway Marriott offers valet parking for $39/day. Additionally, there are otherexternal link icon (link takes you off the NRCEC site) parking garages and above-ground parking lots within close vicinity of the hotel.