NICCA holds regular conferences and trainings that bring together child care leaders and program staff to network and share ideas and lessons learned on how to improve child care services and delivery for Tribal children at the local, Tribal, and Federal level.

Conferences & Trainings




2022 National Academy on Early Care & Education

September 13-15, 2022
Choctaw Casino & Resort 
Durant, OK


National Academy

“This conference was very engaging. I had a great time every day, the instructors/speakers were very positive and energetic. I enjoyed hearing about other child care centers and there ideas that they had as far as activities to do with the kids. I feel like I have many more ideas for games and activities that I can do with my classroom and other kids as well. I would love to attend this conference again in the future..”

Annual Conference

“Overall the conference was great! Thank you! [I'm] feeling energetic and wanting to go back and get my council involved...and make a difference.I enjoyed the intensives to hear from my peers who are experiencing the same situations that I am experiencing and using their knowledge on the situation was valuable. I think the peer-to-peer training was excellent. I had lots of information to take back to my program.”

Training Institute

“This was very important to know with the upcoming funding and what we need to implement into our program. every aspect of a start up and what needs to be done for the children when a faciliry is established. Good information brought to us on this training.”