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September 10, 2018

NICCA Membership is due for renewal! Read below to learn about our revised membership terms or click here to become a member today! Already a member and need to renew? Log-in and click on renew.

In 2017, NICCA reviewed and revised our membership terms to take effect for...

August 14, 2018

NICCA is expanding our staff and we want you! We are looking for a part-time administrative assistant who is excited about our mission and is ready to help us grow. If you are super tech-savvy, have a passion for early care and education, and can work effectively remot...

April 10, 2018

These materials help Tribes be better informed about the importance that child care plays for building self-sufficiency for their citizens. The presentation shares how Tribes can apply for funding through the Child Care and Development Block Grant and the implications...

August 15, 2017

In addition to a phenomenal line up of speakers and presenters, NICCA's partners and sponsors will be hosting a lot of really great, engaging events! Check them out below (use the information to RSVP).

Delaware Child Development Traditional Hog Fry

The Delaware Child Dev...

July 26, 2017

Register today for the 2017 NICCA Conference,

“Weaving the Path to Meaningful Partnerships”!

Early Bird Registration ends July 31st -- JUST FIVE DAYS!

The conference is shaping up to be the best one we’ve ever had with nationally renowned speakers sharing their insights,...

July 20, 2017

The National Indian Child Care Association held a workshop for all Oklahoma Tribal CCDF programs – CCDF 101: Implementing the Final Rule at River Spirit Casino Resort, 8330 Riverside Pkwy, Tulsa, OK 74137, on Thursday, July 20, 2017. NICCA provided an in depth look at...

June 8, 2017

We have heard our partners and our membership -- there's a need to share career and professional development opportunities for individuals working in early child care and development. To answer these requests, NICCA has created a page dedicated to open Career Opportuni...

February 3, 2017

In January, the NICCA Board of Directors had the opportunity to visit two child care programs in the greater Albuquerque area to see, first hand, efforts to provide inclusive, integrated support children and their families across programs.

At the Pueblo of Acoma, their...

November 2, 2016

Tammy Rene’ Charles is the Director of Education at the Wyandotte Nation in Wyandotte, Oklahoma. Tammy joined the Education Department staff of the Wyandotte Nation in November 2001. Prior to tribal employment, Tammy was a licensed home child care provider and was a st...

October 1, 2016

Tammy Charles (l), Wyandotte Nation, and

Priscilla Acosta (r), Inter Tribal Council of Nevada, Inc.

NICCA is proud to announce two new members to our Board of Directors, Priscilla Acosta from the Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada, Inc. and Tammy Charles from the Wyandotte...

May 17, 2016

The 2016 Play Institute draft agenda is now available online. We have a great schedule lined up for teachers, providers, and administrators to learn more about the importance of respecting play for children. 


World renowned trainers Toni and Robin Christie from the...

April 1, 2016

If you are a member of NICCA, your quarterly newsletter will be arriving to your inbox soon! We have lots of information and resources to share with you. You can expect to learn more about:


  • Becoming a Global Leader

  • American Indian/Alaska Native EHS Expansion a...

February 11, 2016

Save the date to be a part of the 

National Indian Child Care Association's

first Play Institute in Tulsa, OK, on June 24-25, 2016. 

The Play Institute is a professional development training for teachers and child care providers on the importance of uninterrupted play an...

January 22, 2016

Make your voice heard!


With the re-authorization of the Child Care and Development Fund last year, the Administration for Children and Families developed new regulatory requirements for the implementation of the CCDF.


The regulatory requirements are in the comment phas...

August 25, 2015



 On Monday, August 25, 2015, NICCA participated in a live discussion on Native American Calling to discuss early childhood education and the impact that Federal programs, such as Head Start, have had in math and social emotional development.


Guests included: 



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