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?

NRCEC 2020 will be held June 22 - 24, 2020. The conference will take place in Arlington, Virginia at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, located at 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway.

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.

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.

Call for Presentations

What is the deadline for submission?

The Call for Presentations is now closed and submissions are currently under review.

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

Decision notifications will be sent in February/March 2020. Only the identified symposium organizer or the contact author of each individual poster will receive the decision notification. They are responsible for informing other participants and authors.

Call for Reviewers

How do I apply to be a peer reviewer of proposals submitted for NRCEC 2020?

The peer reviewer application deadline has passed.

What is the peer reviewer application deadline and when will the reviews take place?

The deadline to apply to be a peer reviewer was December 2, 2019. There will be a reviewer orientation on December 9, 2019 at 2:00pm (ET) and the reviews will take place between December 9, 2019 and January 6, 2020.

Conference Accommodations

Are there hotel rooms available for conference attendees?

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel at a discounted rate for NRCEC 2020 attendees. Reservations must be made by May 29, 2020 in order to receive the discounted room rate. For more information, visit the Hotel and Travel page of 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 the NRCEC 2020 will open in the spring of 2020. Sign up for updates at NRCEC 2020.