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Dare to Dream:
Transforming Early Care and Education Across Tribal Nations

September 13-15, 2022

Choctaw Casino & Resort - Durant
Dandelion Leaves
We do our dreaming in:

Support early

learning. Grow our children.


Share your resources. Show your craft.


Learn from experts. Share your  experiences. Network. 


Check out what we have in store for you.

Agenda at a Glance

Monday, September 12

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


On Demand Virtual Sessions 

Tuesday, September 13

8:30 am - 5:00 pm




Academy Intensives

Full-day trainings

Networking Reception

Wednesday, September 14

8:30 am - 5:00 pm


Academy Intensives

Full-day trainings

Keynote Luncheon


Thursday, September 15

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Regional Breakouts

General Assembly &

Membership Meeting


Closing Keynote


Academy Intensives


The Academy will have two one-day intensive training sessions that will be repeated over the two days. The intensives are included in your Academy registration. Sessions are: 

  • Active Play! Fun Physical Activities for Young Children

  • Being an Intentional Partner in Play 

  • Bringing Community to Early Care and Education: Exploring Partnerships, Engagement, and Co-location

  • Enhancing the Environmental Experience for Children and Teachers 

  • Teaching Social-Emotional Learning to Young Children: Strategies for Success 

  • Trauma Responsive Care—An Indigenous Framework for Resiliency Training for Trainers with Tribal Child Care 

  • Unlocking Your Early Childhood Education Powers


Choctaw Casino & Resort-Durant

4216 US-69
Durant, OK 74701

 $96 + applicable sales tax

Book by August 26, 2022, to receive rate.

Book by phone

800-788-2464 press #1  and giving the agent the offer code CHILD22 for the group rate

Book Online

Group Code: SNICI22

Password: NICCA22

Password is case sensitive.

Flight Information

The nearest airports are:

Dallas Love Field

Dallas/Ft. Worth International

Transportation from DFW to Choctaw

NICCA will be offering a shuttle from DFW (only). Tickets can be purchased with event registration.

Departures on September 12 at

2:00 pm and 5:00 pm

from DFW to Choctaw Resort

Departures on September 15 at 12:30 pm

from Choctaw Resort to DFW

Event Sponsors

The generous donations and support from these organizations and programs make this event possible! We thank you for your support.
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Registration Open


Registration closes on September 1, 2022.

Review our event policies, terms, and conditions here.