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 children.
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.
can access information in person, by phone , fax, email or
through the website www.childandfamilyconnection.org
training for family child care at a low cost to support
their program improvement on behalf of the children they
a member of the National Association of Child Care Resource
and Referral Agencies and the Virginia Child Care Resource
and Referral Network.
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.
2005/2006 Child and Family Connection was contacted by 1128
families compared to 631 in 2004/2005.
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
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