Success By 6

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United Way Success By 6®

An Initiative of United Way of Greater St. Joseph Since 1999

Preparing children to be successful learners when they begin kindergarten.


SO . . . you visited one of the UnitedSuccess By 6 Play Paths in St. Joseph

and would like some more fun learning with your child? Click here for ideas.

United Way Success By 6 fosters and participates in community-wide partnerships to prepare young children for future success. Research has shown how critical the earliest years are in setting the stage for  life, indicating that children who enter kindergarten with the foundation to learn are likely to succeed and reach their full potential. For the last few years, local kindergarten screenings have indicated that approximately half of St. Joseph’s incoming kindergartners are demonstrating skills needed to begin kindergarten successfully. United Way Success By 6 aims to strengthen the system that nurtures the community’s youngest children by working with parents, childcare providers, early education teachers, and local businesses who can all help children develop. The initiative works to educate parents about their key role as their child’s first teachers, raises the level of quality in community childcare centers, and informs community leaders about the importance of the early years.

Click below to learn about United Way Success By 6 work in:

     Parent Education

     Quality Childcare

Click here to learn how volunteer leadership guides United Way Success By 6.


For more information,
contact Bobbie Cronk, Director of Children's Initiatives

or Jay Martin, Program Director
at (816) 364-2381