2017 to Current
Robin Phillips rejoined the organization as CEO in 2017 bringing renewed energy, focus, and strategic direction. Since 2017, the organization has experienced significant financial growth, expanded its team members by 50%, and has initiated efforts to diversify its funding along with attracting several new donors and partners. The organization continues to raise internal processes and transparency, maintaining both Better Business Bureau and GuideStar accreditations. Strategically, the organization redefined service delivery partners and its business model in order to reach more child care professionals, families in need of child care and resources, and community partners statewide and evaluates its service delivery impact on a regular basis. The organization’s current strategic direction has allowed the company to expands its menu of services such as the T.E.A.C.H. MISSOURI CDA Scholarship Project, Show Me Business and Leadership Services, consulting projects for state and national partners, and new funding from foundations within Missouri. We continue to offer the core services that founded the organization in 2000 such as the T.E.A.C.H. MISSOURI Scholarship and child care resource and referral, and training services for child care professionals.
2008 to 2016
Dr. L Carol Scott acted as CEO of Missouri Child Care Resource and Referral Network (MOCCRRN), and provided leadership as the organization aligned with the national organization’s efforts to offer consolidated national branding for CCR&R services. MOCCRRN adopted the DBA of Child Care Aware® of Missouri while continuing to streamline and strengthen service delivery. Referral services were consolidated into one office providing statewide resources and referral. The organization continued to create industry reports, reference information and curriculums while providing services to families, child care businesses and educators, and Missouri communities. Child Care Aware® of Missouri continued being seen as a resource for statewide child care supply and demand data. Child Care Aware® of Missouri focused on achieving organization accreditation and being positioned to deliver future statewide contracts and projects through state and foundation funding.
1999 to 2008
Corinne Patton, the founding director, led the organization for more than eight years. She brought the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Missouri Scholarship Project to Missouri (T.E.A.C.H. MISSOURI) with MOCCRRN being the sole statewide offeror of this project. She helped the organization grow in funding, staff, statewide recognition and service delivery. The organization created industry reports and reference information as well as curriculums that helped child care businesses increase sustainability. MOCCRRN continued training child care educators to increase the quality of care.
1992 to 1998
Federal Child Care and Development Fund Block Grant Act passed. This required states to provide consumer education and other child care resource and referral services (CCR&R). Missouri Child Care Resource and Referral Network (MOCCRRN) was created to provide a statewide CCR&R.