Success By 6 Edmonton - History
Success By 6 has been supporting the well-being of young children in Edmonton since 1995. A Council of Partners comprised of community leaders and key stakeholders, ensures that the initiative is informed, connected, and up-to-date on the current needs and opportunities in our community.
Over the years, Success By 6 has championed a number of community programs and initiatives, such as Classroom On Wheels (COW) and the Alberta Prairie COW. Launched in 1999, Classroom on Wheels (COW), is a bookmobile that travels to various sites around Edmonton to promote literacy and offers free drop-in programs for parents and their children from birth to six years old. Today, the COW programs continues to flourish under the operation of the Centre for Family Literacy. Success By 6 also supported the development numerous other projects including the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Prevention project, Healthy Families (2001), and the city-wide Community Mapping Project (2002). Although, Success By 6 no longer directly delivers programs, it continues to support the ongoing delivery of early childhood programs and services.
Success By 6 has continually worked to build awareness about issues that affect young children and their families through iniatives like the Report on Edmonton’s Children and Youth. The report is produced in partnership with the City of Edmonton's Child Friendly Edmonton Initiative and highlights some of the key indicators that influence the well-being of Edmonton's young people. It also provides information on what the community can do to support children and families.