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 Event

Emerging scholars (students and new professionals) and mentors (senior researchers/leaders in the field) attending ACF’s National Research Conference on Early Childhood (NRCEC) are invited to participate in a Research Mentoring and Networking Event on Tuesday, June 25. The event will be held from 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. ET simultaneous to conference breakout sessions.

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 NRCEC 2024.

The Research Mentoring and Networking 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.
Please note that there is no cost to participate in this event, but registration is required. Space is limited so click below to register as soon as possible to secure your spot as a mentor or mentee!

Research Mentoring and Networking Event Registration

For questions, please email Ana Maria Pavic at or