Child Care Aware® of America Symposium
Celebrating Passion and Persistence. Igniting Possibilities
About 2018 Symposium
Child Care Aware® of America is celebrating 30 years in the child care community at the Child Care Aware® of America Symposium 2018 – Celebrating Passion and Persistence. Igniting Possibilities. The Symposium is the biennial event that brings together child care experts, Child Care Resource and Referral leaders and staff, child care providers, researchers, policymakers, parents, students, and anyone interested from across the country come together to discuss the hottest topics of research, policy, and practices of interest to the early child care and education community.
This year has been extremely special as Child Care Aware® of America celebrated 30 years of growth and accomplishments. We are honored to have you help celebrate the closeout of Child Care Aware® of America’s 30th Anniversary.
This biennial event addresses, including in learning more about all aspects of child care. Learn more about plenary topics that were covered during the 2016 Symposium here.
Who Should Attend
The Symposium is particularly relevant to:
- Child care resource and referral agencies
- Government and state network agencies
- Child care and education community advocates
- Child care and education consultants
- Industry suppliers of products and services
- Child care research professionals
- Child care education and academic professionals
- Child care providers
- Family members (e.g., parents and grandparents)
- State and national coalition partners
Please join us April 17 – 20, 2018 to help us celebrate this momentous occasion. We look forward to seeing you there.
Register Early and Save! Get the best rates when you register early. Bring your family, staff or become a Child Care Aware® of America member and save even more.
|Registration Rates||Early Bird||Regular Rate||On-Site|
|Until 1/7/18||1/8/18 – 4/8/18||After 4/8/18|
Book Your Stay. Save with Child Care Aware® of America’s discounted room rate of $329.00 per night prior to March 27, 2018 at the Washington Marriott Marquis. Reservations for the Symposium can be made by calling Marriott reservations at 1 (800) 228-9290 or (202) 824-9200.
Washington Marriott Marquis
901 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington DC, 20001
Child Care Aware® of America 30th Anniversary Gala
To conclude our 30th Anniversary Campaign, Child Care Aware® of America is hosting a gala on April 20, 2018. This fundraiser will help support our efforts towards ensuring that every child and family in the United States has access to affordable, high-quality child care and early education.
Symposium registrants who wish to attend the 30th Anniversary Gala ticket will be able to select the $100 ticket during registration for Symposium. Nonmembers and members who are not attending the Symposium can purchase tickets separately below:
|30th Anniversary Gala Tickets|
|Registrants (attending Symposium)||$100||Limited Availability|
|Members (not attending Symposium)||$150||
|Nonmembers (not attending Symposium)||$250||
|Table for 10||$2250||
Find out more about our 30th Anniversary Gala here.
You are invited to take advantage of this bi-annual event to support the field of child care and early learning while you promote your company or products at our Symposium – there are various sponsorship levels to fit every budget and need.
Find out more about becoming a sponsor:
Call for Presentations
We are looking for individuals who work with or for the child care community who can bring thoughtful, solutions-based presentations that are the heart of our programming, and we welcome proposals on a variety of topics. Find out more about the criteria and qualifications and how you can submit your proposal:
Missed the 2016 symposium? View the highlights here.