The Administration for Children and Families presents NRCEC 2024, National Research Conference on Early Childhood. June 24 - 26, 2024 at Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA.
June 24 - 26, 2024

Frequently Asked Questions

Conference Logistics

When and where is NRCEC 2024?

NRCEC 2024 will be held June 24—26, 2024, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA.

Are there hotel rooms available for conference attendees?

The contracted room block at the Crystal Gateway Marriott is sold out, but other nearby properties may have availability. For more information, visit the Hotel and Travel page of the conference website.

Can I attend NRCEC 2024 virtually?

NRCEC 2024 is being planned primarily as an in-person event. However, select sessions will be livestreamed from the conference venue and are noted in the conference agenda external link icon [PDF 1MB]. Visit the NRCEC 2024 Virtual App page for details on how to access the livestreamed sessions.

Can I earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for attending the conference?

CEUs are not offered at NRCEC 2024.


Is there a registration fee for the conference?

Registration for this event is free and open to the public.

When will registration open?

Online registration for in-person participants has closed, but you can still register onsite at the conference if you would like to attend in person. Registration for virtual participants will remain open throughout the conference. All in-person and virtual attendees must register to attend the conference.

Conference Content

What types of sessions will be included in the conference?

The conference will include plenary sessions, symposia, poster symposia, poster sessions, and informal events. The final conference program, including session descriptions and all individual poster details, is now available! The conference agenda external link icon [PDF 1MB], also is available and includes a quick look at the schedule for the conference and the session titles and speakers.

What topics are discussed at the conference?

The conference will address knowledge gaps across programs serving young children and their families by presenting 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.

Who is the conference intended for?

The conference is intended for a broad audience, including academic and professional researchers, early childhood program administrators and practitioners, and federal, state, and local policymakers.

Is it possible to view content from previous conferences?

Conference programs and videos of selected sessions from previous conferences are available on the past conferences page.

General Questions

How can I stay updated on NRCEC?

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Whom do I contact with additional questions?

Please contact if you have additional questions.