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.
June 22 - 24, 2020
Crystal Gateway Marriott
Arlington, VA

Hotel & Travel

Hotel Information

Due to the COVID-19 situation, NRCEC 2020 will no longer be held in its current in-person format on Monday, June 22 - Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, VA.

Hotel Address

Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotelexternal link icon (link take you off the NRCEC site)
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: (703) 920-3230

Hotel Reservations

All hotel reservations that were made previously can be cancelled within 72 hours of the scheduled check-in date without penalty. Please visit the hotel's online reservation systemexternal link icon (link take you off the NRCEC site) and select "Manage Existing Reservation" to cancel your reservation. You also may call (800) 228-9290 to speak to a reservations agent to cancel your reservation. Please note that response times to phone inquires may be longer than usual due to the current circumstances.

Travel Information


Three major airports serve the Washington, DC area: Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA), Dulles International (IAD), and Baltimore/Washington International (BWI). The most convenient airport to the conference location is Reagan National‚ located approximately two miles from the conference hotel. Dulles airport is located approximately 27 miles from the hotel and BWI airport is located approximately 37 miles from the hotel.

Train Travel


Amtrak service is available into Washington, DC via Union Station. Amtrak is a convenient option for many people who will be traveling from various points along the East Coast. To make Amtrak reservations, call (800) USA-RAIL or visit Amtrakexternal link icon (link take you off the NRCEC site).

MARC Train

MARC Train Service is also available into Washington, DC via Union Station. Service areas include Harford County, Maryland; Baltimore City; Washington, DC; Brunswick, Maryland; Frederick, Maryland. Most MARC Train Service operates Monday through Friday only. Weekend service is available on the Penn line only. Tickets can be purchased at Quik Trak machines, Amtrak Ticket Agents, Commuter Direct Ticket Agents or Online at Commuter Directexternal link icon (link take you off the NRCEC site). For more information, visit the MARC Train websiteexternal link icon (link take you off the NRCEC site).


The Crystal Gateway Marriott is pleased to offer a Complimentary Airport Shuttle to and from Ronald Reagan Airport (DCA). The shuttle runs every 20 minutes 7 days a week from 5:00am – 12:00am. Pickup locations are labelled by "Hotel Shuttles" signage and the shuttle service can be reached via phone at (703) 920-3230.

SuperShuttle service is available to the hotel from the local airports. Reservations can be made by calling 800-BLUE-VAN or via the Internet at SuperShuttleexternal link icon (link take you off the NRCEC site).Advance reservations from the airport to the hotel are not required. The SuperShuttle pick-up location is located at Ground Transportation of all area airports. Approximate shared ride fares are as follows:

  • From Reagan National Airport (DCA) - $15 one way
  • From Dulles International Airport (IAD) - $30 one way
  • From Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) - $51 one way


Taxi stands are located near the baggage claims of all area airports and at the front entrance of Union Station. Approximate fares to the hotel are as follows:

  • From Reagan National Airport (DCA) - $10
  • From Dulles International Airport (IAD) - $45
  • From Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) - $90
  • From Union Station - $15


The Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel is accessible via Washington, DC's Metro system. Take the Blue or Yellow line to the Crystal City Metro stop. Follow the signs and you will see an entrance to the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel from the station. The Metro Rail System mapexternal link icon (link take you off the NRCEC site) is a great tool that can help you navigate your way through the DC Metro system. Use the trip plannerexternal link icon (link take you off the NRCEC site) on the Metro Rail website for detailed directions.

Driving Directions

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Valet and self-service parking is available for guests and visitors of the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel. Valet parking includes in-and-out privileges, and costs $45 daily. Self-parking is $20 per hour or $39 daily. Parking at the hotel is based on availability, and the maximum height is 6’3”. There also are numerous nearby parking garages to accommodate overflow parking.