Roots and Wings: Cultivating Courage and Uplifting Tribal Child Care
9:00 am September 10 - 12:00 pm September 12, 2024
Embassy Suites Portland Downtown
319 SW Pine Street
Portland, OR

The 2024 National Indian Child Care Association National Conference will bring together hundreds of Tribal child care professionals, providers, teachers, and educators supporting American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian children to learn, share, and grow. 

This year, our theme "Roots and Wings: Cultivating Courage and Uplifting Tribal Child Care" draws on the powerful imagery of "roots," symbolizing the deep cultural and ancestral foundations that Native American communities are built upon, and "wings," representing the empowerment, growth, and future aspirations of children under your care. It underscores the importance of nurturing a strong cultural identity while providing the tools and opportunities for the next generation to soar. The theme also implicitly touches on the holistic approach to wellness and healing, suggesting a journey that is grounded in tradition yet forward-looking.

We will have sessions focused on managing behaviors that challenge us, wellness and self-care, indoor/outdoor play, school-age care, program planning and administration, and much, much more! 

The Conference will begin with a pre-training on September 8, 2024. 

Monday, September 9 9:00 am - 5:00 pm PT Pre-Training (Topics to be determined)
Tuesday, September 10 9:00 am - 5:00 pm PT Opening Ceremony and Breakout Sessions
Wednesday, September 11 9:00 am - 5:00 pm PT NICCA Area Meetings, Luncheon, and Breakout Sessions
Thursday, September 12 9:00 am - 12:00 pm PT NICCA Meeting and Closing Keynote




Registration is open.

  • General Registration through July 12: $665 per person
  • Late Registration after July 12: $765 per person
  • Onsite Registration beginning on August 19: $865

Members receive a 5% discount on General and Late registration. No discounts will be given for on-site registration. All payments must be received within 30 days or registration will be automatically canceled. Please see NICCA's Event Terms and Policies.

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