Success By 6 Events
Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby! Community Resource Fair
Data shows that roughly one-third of all pregnant women in Nueces County do not receive adequate care and support early in their pregnancies. Adequate prenatal care is vital because it can influence the future terms of the pregnancy as well as the health of both mother and infant. To raise awareness about the importance of prenatal care, Success By 6 hosts a free community resource fair each January for expectant mothers and those preparing for pregnancy. Click here to see highlights from our most recent event.
Read Across America Day
Every early March, Success By 6 brings community volunteers into local classrooms to read to young students. This brings the community together in support of early childhood education and reading for developing minds. The goal is to instill children with a love of reading and remind parents how important it is to read with their children every day.
Week of the Young Child
Success By 6 and other community partners bring this fun event to the community to promote early childhood literacy. The free event includes children and adults dressed as their favorite storybook characters and a festival focused on books, art and music. Parents and children enjoy food, visits from authors and illustrators, crafts, face painting and more.
Celebration of Dads
Held every summer, this is a free community event in celebration of fathers and father-figures. Success By 6 recognizes the important role that fathers and father figures play in a child’s development. This annual event promotes a father-child relationship that is active and engaged.
Success By 6 Initiatives
Tiny Library Project
This project ensures families with children enrolled in one of nine participating child-care programs in at-risk neighborhoods have access to developmentally appropriate books and literacy materials to increase daily reading at home. Families can borrow books and materials from the Tiny Library to read at home and return while child care programs provide incentives for families that read.
Too Small to Fail: Talking is Teaching Campaign
Too Small to Fail is a joint initiative of the Clinton Foundation and The Opportunity Institute. Talking is Teaching is a public awareness and action campaign that promotes the importance of early brain and language development and empowers parents to turn everyday activities into learning opportunities. This campaign provides a highly engaging and easy-to-use set of educational tools for parents, caregivers and educators – emphasizing the importance of talking, reading and singing with young children. Success By 6 distributes these materials to parents, child development centers and home visiting programs. To learn more, visit the Talking is Teaching website or visit our Parent Resources page to download materials and get started today.
Coalition Training and Communication
To facilitate appropriate referrals between organizations, training and panel discussions are provided to share information about community service organizations and early childhood development to coalition members, home visitors, early childhood programs and families. Providers share information on the scope of their services, referral procedures and opportunities to engage families.
Working for Kids: Building Skills™
Working for Kids: Building Skills ™ is a community-based training program that aims to embed young children in a community that is knowledgeable of how early experiences shape brain development. The program achieves this goal by providing the community with methods and resources that help young children develop social-emotional, language and problem-solving skills – skills that predict success in the early years of school and later in life.
Life Course Perspective Game facilitation
Success By 6 can facilitate the Life Course Perspective Game for staff/volunteer training and education purposes. The Life Course Perspective Game is an interactive tool that helps increase awareness of and facilitates discussion about the social and biological factors that affect maternal, child, adolescent and family health. To bring this experience to your organization, please contact Sherry Peterson at (361) 882-2529, Ext. 121.