Registration Is Now Open!
NAEYC's 2023 Public Policy Forum
Sunday, February 26 - Tuesday February 28th
This year, NAEYC’s Public Policy Forum is back in-person! Join us as we work together to strengthen our advocacy skills, expand our policy knowledge, deepen our relationships, and build our power across states and communities!
NAEYC's PPF is organized by state teams in order to build strong relationships and networks.
To register, follow these steps:
Send an email to your State Team Leader asking if you can join the team! Include your name and contact information.
They will respond by providing you with the link to register. They may also ask you to share additional information to help them build a strong and connected team.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to NAEYC at [email protected].
Registration for the in person event has closed. The virtual registration deadline is February 7. Don't wait!
- $125 for in-person registration (includes access to all virtual content)
- $50 for virtual-only registration (6 hours of online content over 2 days; also available on-demand).
Dates for In-Person PPF: Sunday, February 26 beginning at 1pm ET - Tuesday, February 28 (Hill Day!)
Dates for Virtual-Only PPF: Sunday, February 12 from 1-4 pm ET and Monday, March 6 from 3-6 pm ET. (Subject to change).
NEW! More rooms are now available at the Westin Crystal City Hotel (located right next to the Crystal Gateway Marriott!)
The deadline to book is February 6!
THE WESTIN CRYSTAL CITY
1800 Richmond Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
YOU MUST CONFIRM YOUR PARTICIPATION WITH YOUR STATE TEAM LEADER BEFORE BOOKING A ROOM. Once you have confirmed participation, then you should go ahead and book early, as rooms do fill up quickly.
Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Richmond Highway, Arlington, VA 22202
*Not including taxes.
Reservations for the Crystal Gateway Marriott can be made by online. To book online ONCE YOU HAVE CONFIRMED YOUR PARTICIPATION WITH YOUR STATE TEAM LEADER, click here.
Attention Public Policy Forum participants: Do not respond to housing companies claiming to be affiliated with NAEYC. To book your hotel, please use the link listed above. This is the only place to make your hotel reservations for the 2023 Public Policy Forum.
Please stay only at our official NAEYC hotel! Our staff negotiates rates and blocks a sufficient number of guest rooms for attendees. For 2023, NAEYC has contracted with the Crystal Gateway Marriott to enhance your Public Policy Forum experience. We want you to feel safe and secure and to enjoy the hospitality of high quality accommodations. You deserve it!
Here are some agenda highlights that we want to share with you! You can also check out the 2022 Public Policy Forum agenda here (and the 2020 Public Policy Forum agenda here, from the last time we were in person!)
For the first virtual session, on February 12, you can expect to hear from a wide variety of leaders, including:
- Mario Cardona, Domestic Policy Council, White House; Leila Schochet, Senate HELP Committee; Martha Coven, Princeton University; Erica Phillips, NAFCC; Tommy Sheridan, NHSA; Ashley Williams, Jumpstart
- You'll also be able to meet the NAEYC team who makes Policy Forum happen and hear spotlights from states working to advance the education and compensation of the ECE workforce.
More details to come!
Whether you have tons of advocacy experience, or none at all, NAEYC's Public Policy Forum is THE place for you to sharpen your skills and help us move a nonpartisan agenda in support of young children and the early childhood education profession!
As a Public Policy Forum participant, NAEYC members have the opportunity to:
- Be part of a powerful team working to advance federal and state early childhood policy
- Hear from national and state policy leaders and fellow advocates
- Get the resources and experiences they need to be an informed and effective advocate
- Meet with members of Congress and build relationships with their staff and teams
Interested in participating, but not a NAEYC Member? Join today!
The Public Policy Forum is a members-only function open to current NAEYC members. Take the first step and join the association that gives you access to information from leading early childhood experts and ensures you will have the tools needed to excel in your job, grow in your career, and stay connected to a professional network of educators across the country.
Read the updated NAEYC Event Safety Policy here.