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Success By 6 Events and Initiatives

Success By 6

Success By 6 Events 

Dr. Seuss Day 

Every year around Dr. Seuss’s birthday in March, Success By 6 brings community volunteers into area classrooms to read with 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, free event to the community to promote early childhood literacy. The 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. Learn more about the 2018 celebration in our Week of the Young Child blog post. See how much fun we had in our Week of the Young Child event video.

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. The 2019 festivities include arts and crafts, a Born Learning Trail challenge, daddy-mobile cardboard box car show, daddy-daughter nail grooming station, South Texas Speedway race cars, and more. No RSVP or tickets required. Just come out and have a great time!

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.

"Real Talk" Workshop Series

The primary goal of Success By 6 is to ensure every child is safe, healthy and ready for school. Through this lens we are providing workshop opportunities for ‘learning conversations’ to strengthen the community’s understanding and  knowledge around difficult issues that impact families and children thereby informing interactions, decision making, and service delivery. Topics have included race matters, addiction, etc. For more information on upcoming workshops, contact Sherry Peterson at (361) 882-2529, Ext. 121.