A focus of United Way Success By 6
United Way Success By 6 has launched a number of projects that support parents in their role as a child’s first teachers.
United Way Kindergarten Jumpstart and United Way KinderClub are two United Way Success By 6 kindergarten readiness programs for parents and their preschoolers. Through each program, volunteer teachers share academic and social information with parents of children who will be starting kindergarten the next fall to use at home.
Parent Resource Kits are compiled by United Way Success By 6 and distributed to parents of babies and incoming kindergartners each year. The kits contain important local resource information for parents of young children and materials to help parents learn about the developmental milestones their children should be reaching that year.
United Way Success By 6 Play Paths provide activity stations for families of young children at Bartlett and Hyde parks and at the park north of the Family Campus YMCA. Click here to learn more.
Family activities are offered to help guide parents and caregivers to read, sing and play with their young children. Activities are clickable here as they approach: Family Fun Time, Early Literacy Celebration and Hot Dog Party, and the Dr. Seuss' Birthday Brunch. Activities are offered through the collaboration of community partners that include: Community Action Partnership Headstart, St. Joseph School District Parents as Teachers, St. Joseph Public Library, and Rolling Hills Consolidated Library and some are funded, in part, by The Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, as administered by the Missouri State Library.
Other projects also occur and are supported by United Way Success By 6 for the purposes of parent education. One such project is an upcoming free parent trainings related to Conscious Discipline.
For more information
contact Bobbie Cronk, Director of Children's Initiatives
or Jay Martin, Program Director
at (816) 364-2381 or