Historical Timeline – The Early Years
1989: Virginia formed a statewide volunteer CCR&R Network with 24 member agencies.
1992: Virginia Child Care Resource & Referral Network (VACCRRN) was incorporated as 501(c)3 organization.
2002: VACCRRN was awarded a contract as a Managing Hub to create a statewide CCR&R system for Virginia. Service Delivery areas were identified and contracts were awarded to14 local CCR&R agencies. NACCRRAware was purchased as the official CCR&R database for Virginia.
2004: VACCRRN transitioned from a member only board to a community based board of directors.
2005: The VACCRRN Board with member agencies developed a five-year strategic plan (2005-2010)
2006: Service delivery areas were redrawn to better serve clients and child are providers and an RFP was issued with 12 agencies being awarded a contract to deliver CCR&R services statewide.
2009: Funding was reduced and VACCRRN was directed by the State Administrator to reorganize or risk being reorganized.
2010: The VACCRRN Board with representatives from member agencies developed a new strategic plan to guide the CCR&R system for the next three years. (2010 – 2013) As a result of the newstrategic direction, a Centralized Referral process was implemented.
2012: VACCRRN changed its name to Child Care Aware of Virginia and developed a branding plan that includes reorganizing to create five regional professional development resource and technical assistance centers.
2013: Child Care Aware of Virginia Regional Professional Development Resource & Technical Assistance Centers:
- Child Care Aware of Northern Virginia
- Child Care Aware of Central Virginia
- Child Care Aware of Eastern Virginia
- Child Care Aware of Piedmont Virginia
- Child Care Aware of Western Virginia