The Summer Institute

July 19-21, 2020
at the Eaton Hotel in Washington, DC


The Institute is an annual event that brings together early childhood educators and advocates from across the country to develop an advocacy platform that supports the whole child, respects child development, and recognizes the importance of play for all children.  Our goal is to build a policy platform that attendees can use back at home as they work to protect childhood. 

The Institute 2020 conference is where attendees will explore and develop leadership skills and advocating on Capitol Hill as well as within their local school and school district.  You will learn various organizing skills, identify threats to the early childhood profession, network with other early childhood leaders, and develop a platform for protecting childhood that is centered on equity for all children. 

This three-day gathering includes keynote and featured speakers, working group sessions, networking, and workshops.

        To access registration form, please click here                              

2020 Institute at a Glance:

  • Featured Speaker: TBD
  • Workshops: TBD
  • Working Group Sessions: TBD

Institute Details:

We are returning to the Eaton Hotel, Washington DC — the epicenter for grassroots organizing and advocacy work in our country’s capitol.

Our Group Rate per room: $185/night.  Our reservation code is located on our registration page. Register soon! We have a block of rooms at this rate, but once they are gone, we cannot guarantee that this rate will be available.

The Eaton Hotel, 1201 K St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-4011, (202) 883-4330

Early Bird Registration: January though March 19 is $75 per person.

Conference Rate, as of April 1, is $100 per person.

Conference rate includes:

Refreshments, lunch on Day 2, breakfast on Days 2 and 3

  1. Pre-webinar for anyone new to the DEY Summer Institute
  2. Access to speaker presentations and workshops
  3. Post conference access to presentation handouts and conference photos

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