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?

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel at a discounted rate for NRCEC 2024 attendees. 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 NRCEC 2024 will open in the spring of 2024.

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.

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.

Call for Presentations

How do I submit a proposal for review?

For more information on how to submit a poster, paper symposium, or poster symposium proposal, please visit the Call for Presentations page of the conference website.

What is the deadline for submission?

The NRCEC 2024 Call for Presentations is now closed. Submitters will be notified of acceptance decisions by the end of March 2024.

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

Proposal selection decision notifications will be sent in March 2024. 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 submitted proposals for NRCEC 2024?

Peer reviewers for NRCEC 2024 must possess both: experience and understanding of early childhood research and evaluation design/methods, and; knowledge of early childhood practice. For more information about the reviewer application process, please visit the Call for Reviewers page of the conference website.

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

The NRCEC 2024 Call for Reviewers is now closed. Applicants will be notified of acceptance decisions before the end of November 2023. There will be a reviewer orientation webinar on December 5, 2023 at 2:00pm (ET) and the review process will take place in December 2023/early January 2024.

General Questions

How can I stay updated on NRCEC?

Sign up for the NRCEC email list to receive conference updates.

Whom do I contact with additional questions?

Please contact if you have additional questions.