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2016 Play Institute

June 24-25, 2016
Tulsa, OK

The Play Institute is a professional development training for teachers and child care providers on the importance of uninterrupted play and how it helps children learn to self-regulate. The trainers are world renowned trainers Toni and Robin Christie from the Childspace Early Childhood Institute in Wellington, New Zealand. The Play Institute will be held:





at the Doubletree Hotel by Hilton at Warren Place

6110 S. Yale Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74136.

Friday, June 24, 2016

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The training is on the Center for Early Childhood Professional Deveopment, Oklahoma Professional Development Registry as a Formal Approved Training.

NEW! Download the draft agenda.

Sign up for one of the Child Care Center Tours! Space is limited!

The training will be motivational and educational targeted towards child care providers, but open to anyone. Directors and administrators will also find the training useful for gathering resources and strategies to share with their programs.


Learning objectives

  • To better understand the importance of uninterrupted play for children;

  • To be respectful of children and the time they spend engaged in play; and

  • To support and encourage self-regulation among children.


In addition to the training, NICCA has organized two site visits to greater Tulsa area child care and education centers. Click here to learn more and sign up!


Cost to attend is $150 per person. An agenda for the training will be available in early to mid-May. Check back here to access it. If you have any questions, please e-mail us

The cost of the Institute is $150 per person.

We hope that you join us with Toni and Robin on June 24-25, 2016, to learn more about the importance of uninterrupted play.


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Reserve your room at the Doubletree

Click on the icon above to get the training rate of $89.00/night. You can also call 800-801-1317 or 918-495-1000 and let them know you are with the National Indian Child Care Association. Rooms at this rate will end on June 7, 2016. 

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