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

Hotel & Travel

Hotel Information

The Administration for Children and Families’ (ACF) National Research Conference on Early Childhood 2020 (NRCEC 2020) will be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, VA on Monday, June 22 – Wednesday, June 24, 2020. The hotel's central location provides easy access to local transportation, airports, and train stations, as well as the city's many attractions. For more information, please visit the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel websiteexternal link icon (link take you off the NRCEC site).

Hotel Address

Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotelexternal link icon (link take you off the NRCEC site)
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: (703) 920-3230

Hotel Reservations

For your convenience‚ a block of rooms has been reserved at a discounted rate for NRCEC 2020 attendees. The discounted room rate at the hotel is $251 per night (single or double occupancy)‚ plus applicable state and local taxes which are currently 13.25%. To receive this discounted rate, attendees must make reservations with the hotel by Friday, May 29, 2020. After May 29‚ reservations will be accepted on a space available basis and may be at a significantly higher rate.

To make hotel reservations, participants can contact the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel by phone at (800) 228-9290. Use the group name "NRCEC 2020” when making your reservations to receive the discounted room rate. Additionally, reservations can be made through the hotel's online reservation systemexternal link icon (link take you off the NRCEC site). The group code for the discounted conference room rate automatically will be applied when you make your reservation online through the link provided above.

You will be asked to provide a valid credit card number at the time of reservation to hold your sleeping room. Please use this opportunity to express your room and bedding preferences. The hotel will assign specific room types upon check-in‚ based on availability. Upon check-in you will be required to present a valid credit card to cover your accommodations and incidental charges during your stay.

Check-in time at the hotel is 4:00 p.m. and check-out time is 12:00 noon. Should you arrive early‚ the hotel will make every attempt to accommodate your check-in. However‚ if there are no rooms available upon your early arrival‚ your luggage will be stored until your room is ready.

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 conference location is Reagan National‚ located approximately two miles from the conference hotel. Dulles airport is located approximately 27 miles from the hotel and BWI airport is located approximately 37 miles from the hotel.

Train Travel


Amtrak service is available into Washington, DC via Union Station. 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 Amtrakexternal link icon (link take you off the NRCEC site).

MARC Train

MARC Train Service is also available into Washington, DC via Union Station. Service areas include Harford County, Maryland; Baltimore City; Washington, DC; Brunswick, Maryland; Frederick, Maryland. 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 take you off the NRCEC site). For more information, visit the MARC Train websiteexternal link icon (link take you off the NRCEC site).


The Crystal Gateway Marriott is pleased to offer a Complimentary Airport Shuttle to and from Ronald Reagan Airport (DCA). The shuttle runs every 20 minutes 7 days a week from 5:00am – 12:00am. Pickup locations are labelled by "Hotel Shuttles" signage and the shuttle service can be reached via phone at (703) 920-3230.

SuperShuttle service is available to the hotel from the local airports. Reservations can be made by calling 800-BLUE-VAN or via the Internet at SuperShuttleexternal link icon (link take you off the NRCEC site).Advance reservations from the airport to the hotel are not required. The SuperShuttle pick-up location is located at Ground Transportation of all area airports. Approximate shared ride fares are as follows:

  • From Reagan National Airport (DCA) - $15 one way
  • From Dulles International Airport (IAD) - $30 one way
  • From Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) - $51 one way


Taxi stands are located near the baggage claims of all area airports and at the front entrance of Union Station. Approximate 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 - $15


The Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel is accessible via Washington, DC's Metro system. Take the Blue or Yellow line to the Crystal City Metro stop. Follow the signs and you will see an entrance to the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel from the station. The Metro Rail System mapexternal link icon (link take you off the NRCEC site) is a great tool that can help you navigate your way through the DC Metro system. Use the trip plannerexternal link icon (link take you off the NRCEC site) on the Metro Rail website for detailed directions.

Driving Directions

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Valet and self-service parking is available for guests and visitors of the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel. Valet parking includes in-and-out privileges, and costs $45 daily. Self-parking is $20 per hour or $39 daily. Parking at the hotel is based on availability, and the maximum height is 6’3”. There also are numerous nearby parking garages to accommodate overflow parking.