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Join us for the 2021 COVID Response Roundtable

This one-day roundtable for child care and early learning program leadership to share and learn about how child care is being strengthened across the country using the COVID relief funds through CARES, CRRSA, and ARPA. 

NICCA Roundtables bring together child care and early learning leaders to discuss how we can change child care for the better. 

NICCA is bringing together leaders from child care and early learning programs to share and discuss how to best utilize the COVID relief funding for CCDF. Through direct program support and with tools and resources, participants will discuss their community's needs and new ideas for addressing those needs and will share successes and how challenges were overcome in implementing new ideas. 

All participants will receive a copy of NICCA's toolkits for early care and education systems improvement using the COVID relief funds. NICCA Members will receive a 10% discount on registration through July 14. After July 14, no discounts will be available. There are limited seats available, so sign up early!

Schedule-At-A-Glance - August 4, 2021

Morning: Welcome, Introduction, and Facilitated Dialogue

Lunch - on your own

Afternoon: Facilitated Dialogue, Closing Remarks, Next Steps

Coffee and tea breaks will be provided. All other meals are on your own.

 
Enjoy Downtown Tulsa

Downtown Tulsa has tons to offer those who are here for a short visit. Restaurants are incredible and walkable! 

The training will take place at the Hotel Indigo Tulsa DWTN, 121 South Elgin Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74120. Hotel reservations must be made directly through the hotel. To receive the government rate, please select Govt Rate in Rate Preference. There is no room block for the event.

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Are you committed to improving the lives of thousands of American Indian/Alaska Native children and families all across the nation? Interested in growing the acumen of early childhood professionals serving Tribal communities? Looking for a way to highlight your programs, products, and services; develop relationships with early childhood administrators and decision-makers, teachers, and staff; and gain insight on the newest trends in early childhood?

Consider being a part of the nation’s leading convening of Tribal-focused early childhood professionals through sponsorship. NICCA will work with you to design a customized package that best meets your needs and objectives, helping you maximize your investment, and increase your visibility.

Contact us to get started.

Interested in sponsoring this Roundtable? 
 
We want to make sure you have all the information you need to get the most out of your training experience.

We’ve compiled answers to a few common questions below. If you don’t find the answers you need on our website, contact us.

Frequently asked questions

General Information

What is the 2021 COVID Response Roundtable and who should attend?


This one-day roundtable for Tribal child care and early learning program leadership to share and learn about how child care is being strengthened across the country using the COVID relief funds through CARES, CRRSA, and ARPA.




Where is the 2021 COVID Response Roundtable taking place and where can I stay?


The Roundtable will be held at the Hotel Indigo Tulsa Downtown at 121 South Elgin Avenue in Tulsa, Oklahoma 74120. Hotel reservations must be made directly with the hotel. There is no room code as the hotel offers government rates. Book online here.




How can I get my program and/or Tribe to sponsor my attendance?


The Roundtable is designed to support deep conversations around how we can strengthen Tribal early childhood programs across Indian Country. To help you advocate for your need to attend, we have written a justification letter you can share with your leadership to make your case for attendance. You can download the letter here.




What is the dress code?


Attendees wear varied attire; however, we recommend business casual clothing with a sweater and comfortable shoes for long days of consecutive sessions and walking to lunch.




Is there anything else I should know about the event?


Registration and attendance at, or participation in NICCA events constitutes an agreement by the registrants to allow NICCA to use and distribute (both now and in the future) the registrants or attendee’s image or voice, in photographs, video, electronic reproductions, and audio of such events and activities. When registering, it is important to use the email address you can access while away from your office and regularly. Meeting information will be sent to this address during the event. Additionally, each registrant must have their own email address.





Registration

How much does conference registration cost?


We strive to make NICCA events affordable for all programs, staff, and providers. We give special rates to members and for those who register early. We tailor our registration rates to the events. The 2021 COVID Response Roundtable registration rate is $250 per person. Members will recieve a 10% discount on registration through July 14. After July 14, no discounts will be provided. Not a member yet? Learn more and join now online.




What is your cancellation policy?


We understand the times we are in. We know that COVID has changed how all Tribes and programs are dealing with travel. If you need to cancel, please let us know by July 14 and we will put your registration towards the registration fee for our 2021 National Academy on September 14-16, 2021. No refund will be given for any cancellations after July 14.




How can I register?


All registration for NICCA events is online. Register here for the 2021 COVID Response Roundtable. When registering, it is important to use the email address you can access while away from your office and regularly. Meeting information will be sent to this address during the event. Additionally, each registrant must have their own email address.




How many people can I send?


For this event, it may be beneficial, but not required, to have a few members of your team. We will be sharing opportunities for improving and enhancing our programs that might fall across several of your program areas. More and better ideas are spurred from group discussion and, while experts will be by your side to support and guide you, no one will know your program better than your own staff. When registering, it is important to use the email address you can access while away from your office and regularly. Meeting information will be sent to this address during the event. Additionally, each registrant must have their own email address.





The Experience

How can I sponsor the event?


Consider being a part of the nation’s leading convening of Tribal-focused early childhood professionals through conference sponsorship. NICCA will work with you to design a customized package that best meets your needs and objectives, helping you maximize your investment and increase your visibility. Contact us to get started.




Who will be training at the events?


You can explore the trainers and their expertise on their respective pages. For Policies and Procedures: An Intensive Workshop, visit here.




Where can I find conference materials?


The Roundtable Agenda can be downloaded here. NICCA toolkits will be sent out directly to paid program registrants at the time of the event and may be made available in print. All other resources will be sent directly to program participants.





COVID Precautions

What are you doing to ensure participant safety as it relates to COVID-19?


To ensure the utmost of safety for all participants, NICCA will follow all CDC and Oklahoma State COVID recommendations and protocols at the time of the event. This may mean required masks for all, regardless of vaccination, but NICCA will determine this at the time of the event. As of mid-June, the venue maintains a face-mask required policy in all public spaces, regardless of vaccination status. Any person attending who does not follow the guidelines established by NICCA, the venue, the State of Oklahoma, or the CDC will be asked to leave and no refunds will be provided.




Do I have to be vaccinated to attend?


While NICCA will not require proof of vaccination, it is highly recommended that all participants be fully vaccinated before attending. Fully vaccinated means the two-week period following the double dose vaccines or the four-week period following the single dose vaccines has passed. Many Tribal Nations were hit hard by this pandemic and NICCA will strive to ensure that the safety of our people is a top priority.