The Administration for Children and Families presents NRCEC 2020, National Research Conference on Early Childhood. June 22 - 24, 2020 at Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA.
November 30 - December 3, 2020
Virtual NRCEC 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

Conference Logistics

When and where is NRCEC 2020?

Due to COVID-19, ACF’s NRCEC will be held virtually on Monday, November 30 – Thursday, December 3.

How can I receive updates about the conference?

You can receive updates by requesting to be added to the conference email list. You also can follow @OPRE_ACF on Twitterexternal link icon (link take you off the NRCEC site) for updates.

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

CEUs are not offered for attending NRCEC 2020.

Virtual Conference Format

What types of sessions will be included in the virtual conference?

The virtual conference will include a plenary session, concurrent breakout sessions, and virtual poster sessions. Additional information about the conference agenda will be posted on the NRCEC website as details are finalized.

How can I access the Virtual NRCEC content?

You will be able to access all virtual conference sessions from the NRCEC website. Sessions will be streamed from November 30 – December 3 and will feature live Q&A sessions with the presenters. In addition, all conference sessions will be available for on demand viewing following the live event dates. Final agenda and session information will be announced via email and posted on the NRCEC website.

What is a virtual poster session?

Virtual NRCEC 2020 will utilize a robust poster platform to exhibit high-quality, interactive posters in an all-virtual format. Posters will be available for viewing online prior to the scheduled poster sessions. During the poster sessions, authors will be available for live chat/Q&A.


Is there a registration fee for the conference?

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

When will registration open?

Details on how to register for the virtual conference will be posted on the NRCEC website and announced via email.

Call for Presentations

What is the deadline for submission?

The Call for Presentations is now closed and submissions have been reviewed.

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

All decision notifications have been sent out. Only the identified symposium organizer or the contact author of each individual poster received the decision notification. They are responsible for informing other participants and authors.

Conference Content

What topics are discussed at the conference?

NRCEC 2020 will present 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.

How can I learn about past conferences?

Information about past conferences is available on the OPRE websiteexternal link icon (link take you off the NRCEC site).

Who attends the conference?

Attendees at the conference will include academic and professional researchers, early childhood program administrators and practitioners, and federal, state, and local policymakers.