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

Conference Schedule

To see an overview of the conference agenda,
checkout the Agenda-at-a-Glance.
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For detailed information about the conference,
view the full Conference Program Book.
NRCEC 2022 Program Book cover

Please note all times listed below are Eastern time.

Monday, June 27, 2022


Addressing Historical Inequities in Early Care and Education: Strategies to Support Workforce Equity

  • Emily Schmitt, ACF's Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation
  • Chrishana M. Lloyd, Child Trends
  • Dawn A. Yazzie, Center of Excellence for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation
  • Michelle Sarche, University of Colorado, Denver
  • Marcy Whitebook, Center for the Study of Child Care Employment,
    University of California, Berkeley

12:45 P.M. — 2:15 P.M. | BREAKOUT SESSIONS
2:30 P.M. — 3:30 P.M. | POSTER SESSION

Gallery A: Early Childhood Workforce
(Well-being and Self-sufficiency; Compensation; In-service and Pre-service Professional Development; Workforce Equity; Recruitment and Retention; and Workforce Supports and Interventions)

Gallery B: Early Childhood Policies and Systems
(Federal, State, and Local Policy; Policy Impacts; System-level Coordination and Collaboration; System-Level Data Integration; System-level Pandemic Impacts or Disruptions; and Federal, State, or Local-level Programs, Services, or Efforts)

3:45 P.M. — 5:15 P.M. | BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

11:00 A.M. — 12:30 P.M. | BREAKOUT SESSIONS
12:45 P.M. — 1:45 P.M. | POSTER SESSION

Gallery C: Children's Outcomes and Development
(School Readiness; Social-emotional Skills/Challenging Behaviors; Mental Health, STEM Skills, Cognitive Development/Executive Functioning; Language and Literacy Skills; Kindergarten Entry and Transitions; Measurement and Assessment of Children's Outcomes and Development; and Interventions to Support Children's Outcomes and Development)

Gallery D: Early Childhood Programming and Service Delivery
(Quality and Effectiveness; Program Experiences; Improvement Efforts; Implementation; Teaching or Staff Practices; Culturally-responsive Practice; and Assessment and Measurement Approaches)

2:00 P.M. — 3:30 P.M. | BREAKOUT SESSIONS
4:00 P.M. — 5:30 P.M. | BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

11:00 A.M. — 12:30 P.M. | BREAKOUT SESSIONS
12:45 P.M. — 1:45 P.M. | POSTER SESSION

Gallery E: Parents and Families
(Family Well-being and Self-sufficiency; Parenting and Parent-Child Relationships; Home Visiting; Family Access; Utilization and Participation in Early Childhood Programs; Family Engagement in and Experiences with Early Childhood Programs; and Supports and Interventions for Parents and Families)

2:00 P.M. — 3:30 P.M. | BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Creating a System of Care for Infants and Toddlers: A Discussion with State Leaders

  • Cynthia Osborne, Vanderbilt University
  • Beth Bye, Connecticut Office of Early Childhood
  • Jenna Conway, Virginia Department of Education
  • Karen Powell, Louisiana Department of Education