The mission of Success By 6 is to ensure that children in West Georgia enter school better prepared to learn.
We are a community partnership focused on improving school readiness through a strong network of public and private resources. We collaborate with school districts, child development centers, community organizations, local government and others to promote the healthy development of all children from conception through age five.
Everything we do at Success by 6 is in pursuit of one of the following goals:
Increase awareness of the importance early learning plays in school readiness
Improve the quality of education provided at child care centers
Ensure all young children have books in their home and are read to daily
Help parents realize they are their child’s first teacher and assist them in being the best teacher possible.
We work towards these goals through a number of fantastic programs:
Weekly Classes have been cancelled through December 2020. From September to May, Success By 6 host a weekly class called “Learning through Creative Activities”. The hour and half class is for children three and four years old and not enrolled in an early learning center. A parent or another adult must attend the class with the child. The purpose is to help children be better prepared when they start Pre-K or Kindergarten. All areas of the curriculum such as music, drama and language arts, plus math, science and social studies are used throughout the year in the classes. A letter of the alphabet is introduced each week along with its sound. The activities planned go along with the letter. For example, when the letter P is introduced, we may read the book, “If You Give a Pig a Party”.
Summer Play was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19. Success By 6 partners with Maidee Smith Early Care and Learning Center and Certified Literate Community Program to oversee the early literacy enrichment program for children going into Pre-K and Kindergarten called Summer PLAY held during the month of June. In 2019, we hosted Summer PLAY camps in the morning with the first two weeks at the Bank of America building and the final two at Maidee Smith. With so many children not interested in learning during the summer, Summer PLAY is an opportunity to engage many children and keep them learning all year and counteract the summer slide.
Get Troup Reading:
In 2020, one of the newest community organizations, GET TROUP READING, came into being. It is a perfect partner for Success By 6, since the goal of Get Troup Reading is for all Troup County students to be reading on grade level by the end of third grade. In February, 2020, Get Troup Reading held its first Summit and invited speakers who are experts in the field to make presentations about the importance of reading in a child’s life. Success By 6 and Get Troup Reading are perfect partners, Get Troup Reading expands our goal from having all children ready to learn when they enter school to reading on grade level by third grade.
The Jungle Bus
BLOCKS is another fairly new early learning partner. As an outgrowth of the Magnolia Society, Women’s Leadership Council. BLOCKS is a resource for parents and educators alike to find local and digital resources. BLOCKS was also instrumental in getting the book, Your Child’s First Teacher IS You, by local author Miriam Lukken. For information on how to obtain a copy of this wonderful resource, call 706-884-8292.