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



2020 Training Institute

February 19-20, 2020

Las Vegas, NV

Policies & Procedures

2020 Training Institute

Spring 2020

Tulsa, OK

Brain Development

Co-hosted by Delaware Child Development. More information

coming soon.

2020 Training Institute

August 2020

Oklahoma City, OK

Social-Emotional Development

Co-hosted by Chickasaw Nation.

More information coming soon.

2021 National Academy

June 22-24, 2021

Choctaw Casino & Resort 

Durant, OK

Early Care and Education

More information coming soon.


Get resources and information from our past conferences and trainings.

February 14, 2018

2017 Biennial Conference | Tulsa, Oklahoma

NICCA held its 2017 biennial conference in Tulsa, OK. Attendees heard from renowned speakers from across the nation. 

To learn more about about the sessions and presenters, please visit the 2017 Biennial Conference page (Coming...

June 22, 2016

2016 Play Institute

June 2015

Tulsa, Oklahoma

NICCA provided 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 a...

August 31, 2015

2015 Biennial Conference | Washington, DC

NICCA held its 2015 biennial conference in Washington, DC. Attendees heard from renowned speakers from across the nation. Additionally, attendees had the opportunity to meet with leadership from the Administration for Children a...

August 29, 2013

Telling the Story of Tribal Children: Celebrating 20 Years of NICCA
Denver, Colorado | August 26th – 29th, 2013

At the 20th Anniversary Conference, participants heard from experts from across the nation who shares their ideas and experiences about child care and early c...

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"[The most helpful aspect of the conference was] having a dialogue with the Federal staff and having a voice."


"Great conference. Each session I attended had valuable information that I will be able to use in my work."


“The entire conference was very informative... Thank you to all the speakers who took the time out of their busy schedules to teach and train.”


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