In 1982, concerned members of the Greater Williamsburg
community recognized the need for services for working families
that would link them to child care and resources to nurture
childrenís positive development. During the past 25 years the
agency has undergone significant changes to keep parents and
caregivers aware of services within this community to serve
So how has the agency changed during the past 25 years?
Use of a database to collect standardized information on
resources that nurture childrenís positive development
including licensed child care centers and family child care,
pre-schools, Momís mornings out, family child care that is
pre-screened, financial resources for child care.
Parents can access information in person, by phone , fax,
email or through the website www.childandfamilyconnection.org
Providing training for family child care at a low cost to
support their program improvement on behalf of the children
Now a member of the National Association of Child Care
Resource and Referral Agencies and the Virginia Child Care
Resource and Referral Network.
In 2002 merged with the Center for Child & Family
Services, Inc so that local parents and child care personnel
can work with licensed clinical staff through workshops,
observations, consultation, and behavior plans.
In 2005/2006 Child and Family Connection was contacted by
1128 families compared to 631 in 2004/2005.
During this growth in clients the staff has remained a 1 full
time and two part time employees, one who is a MSW. The
College of W&M provided 5 interns to support the program
in the past year.
It is only through the continued support of the community,
local civic groups, churches, United Way and the Williamsburg
Community Health Foundation. We would like to thank you for that
support. We hope as we move into the next 25 years we can
continue to enhance the links for families, children and
caregivers to resources that nurture childrenís positive