2019 NAEYC Public Policy Forum

Event Summary

The 2019 Public Policy Forum will be held from February 24-26, 2019. This event is an important way for us to come together to be heard on issues critical to early childhood education and educators; to sharpen our advocacy skills, to build our networks, and to strengthen our relationships with representatives on Capitol Hill. 

The event will begin on Sunday, February 24 at 1:00 pm and continue all day on Monday, February 25 with expert policy briefings, guest speakers, and skill-building interactive breakout sessions for all state team members, providing many opportunities for networking and learning. On Tuesday, February 26, you will have the opportunity to experience an exciting and energizing Hill Day, building important relationships with your Representatives, Senators, and/or their staff.


  • Please remember that your state team is being coordinated by a State Team Leader. You should not proceed with your registration for the Forum if you have not already contacted them. You can locate your State Team Leader at https://www.naeyc.org/events/policy-forum/2019/STL.
  • Fees: $100 per person
  • Deadline for registration and hotel booking is January 31, 2019. 
  • Register early to secure your spot on your state team! 


The forum will be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott located at 1700 Jefferson Davis Hwy in Arlington, VA.

Rooms are available at a special event rate of $219 for single/double occupancy or $239 for triple occupancy (taxes not included). 

You can book your hotel at this special rate using this link. To learn more about hotel arrangements, please click the "Travel & Hotel" tab in the menu to the left.

Learn more about the event here.  

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Registration and attendance at, or participation in, NAEYC meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement for NAEYC, or anyone authorized by NAEYC, to record and use, as NAEYC may desire in its sole and absolute discretion, all recording and reproductions or depictions of such exhibitor's or attendee's name, likeness, voice, persona, words, actions, and/or biography, which NAEYC may make, including without limitation, the right for NAEYC or anyone authorized by NAEYC to use such recordings, reproductions, or depictions in or in connection with any legitimate purposes, including for advertising, publicity, trade, and editorial purposes, at any time in the future in all media now known or hereafter developed throughout the world. 


  • When

  • Sunday, February 24, 2019 - Tuesday, February 26, 2019
    1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Eastern Time Zone

  • Where

  • Crystal Gateway Marriott
    1700 Jefferson Davis Hwy
    Arlington, Virginia 22202
    (703) 920-3230

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