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Child Care Aware® of America Symposium and Annual Meeting 

Celebrating Passion and Persistence. Igniting Possibilities


April 17-20, 2018 | Marriott Marquis | Washington, DC

Who Should Attend
Registration Rates
Schedule at a Glance
30th Anniversary Gala
2016 Plenary Videos
Sponsorship Opportunities
 Special Reception Host

Child Care Aware® of America 30th Anniversary

Child Care Aware® of America is celebrating 30 years in the child care community at the Child Care Aware® of America Symposium 2018. 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 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
  • Students
  • Family members (e.g., parents and grandparents)
  • Universities
  • Nonprofits
  • Businesses
  • 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 1/22/18 1/23/18 - 4/8/18 After 4/8/18
Member $479 $529 $579
Non Member $549 $599 $649


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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.


The gala is on the last day of our 2018 Symposium—the most anticipated early childhood event of the year. We encourage supporters to join us for both!


Agenda: Friday, April 20, 2018

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm   Reception

                   7:00 pm – 9:00 pm   30th Anniversary Gala

Cocktail party attire required. Black tie attire is optional.


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 Quantities
Members (not attending Symposium) $150
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Nonmembers (not attending Symposium) $250
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Table for 10 $2250
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Book Your Stay! Save with Child Care Aware® of America’s discounted room rate of $329.00 per night (plus taxes ) at the Washington Marriott Marquis.


Make your hotel Reservation Here or call the Washington Marriott Marquis at 1 (800) 228-9290. Please mention the Child Care Aware® of America 2018 Symposium special room rate when calling.


Deadline: Special room rate ends on March 27. Don’t miss out on our special room rate—these rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Washington Marriott Marquis
901 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington DC, 20001

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