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

Ad Hoc Meetings

Research Mentoring and Networking Lunch

Emerging scholars (students and new professionals) and mentors (senior researchers/leaders in the field) are invited to participate in a free Research Mentoring and Networking Lunch. The event is designed to facilitate relationships between mentees (emerging scholars) and mentors studying diverse populations and/or racial and ethnic equity issues of relevance to early childhood programs and the children and families they serve. Mentors and mentees will be assigned to groups based on topical interest for informal discussions related to studying racially and ethnically diverse children and families, equity issues in early childhood research, and career development more broadly. The event will be held in person on Tuesday, June 25 from 12:15-1:30 p.m. ET at the Crystal Gateway Marriott.

The event is co-organized by the National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families, the National African American Child and Family Research Center, and the Tribal Early Childhood Research Center in partnership with the Administration for Children and Families’ (ACF) National Research Conference on Early Childhood (NRCEC) 2024.

Click below to register for this event as a mentor or mentee.

Research Mentoring and Networking Lunch Registration

For questions, please email Ana Maria Pavic at or