Hi Wendy,I have gone to 2 NAEYC annual conferences. Based on those two I would recommend getting into Anaheim on Tuesday night which would be November 3rd. Personally I like to get there the night before, even if it is a late flight so I can be refreshed and ready to attend the earliest of sessions on that first day. There are pre-conference workshop that happen on Tuesday, November 2nd, however to attend those you have to submit another registration fee to be able to attend those classes. Looking back at this year's book of classes there were a total of 6 classes offered on that day, half of which were about accreditation. Wednesday classes start at 8:15am and you will have full days between classes, networking and the expo! Saturday sessions end around noon and a closing celebration follows that. If you stay for the whole entire conference you would still be able to fly out late on Saturday afternoon.Hope this helps!
When you register for the conference they have a listing of hotels and prices. If I remember correctly you are able to reserve your hotel right through the NAEYC website when you sign up for the conference.