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Preparing children to be successful learners when they begin kindergarten since 1999


About Us:

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.

For more information:

  • Information for parents, grandparents and other primary caregivers is available  here 
  • Information for early educators and childcare providers is available  here 

Volunteer Opportunities:

Success By 6 volunteers work on various committees to improve child care, educate parents, raise awareness, and increase school readiness. Volunteers work with United Way Success By 6 in the following ways:

  • Parent Education Team
  • Quality and Accreditation Team
  • Success By 6 Partners
  • Other opportunities to help with specific projects and tasks


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

816.384.2381 or click here.