Success By 6 Edmonton - History

History

Success By 6® has championed the significance of the early years through public education and has had a tremendous impact on social policy in support of young children and their families, since 1996. 

The accomplishments, in large part, can be attributed to the work of the Council of Partners, as community leaders vested in creating better outcomes for young people.  Their passion, knowledge, networks, experience and hard work have elevated the early childhood agenda in this region and in the province as a whole.

After 18 years, Success By 6® is entering a new phase in its evolution.  With early childhood now more firmly ensconced in the public consciousness and part of strategic social policy discussions in the region and province, it is time for this work to evolve. Therefore, the Council of Partners has disbanded.

The Council of Partners, both past and present, have been tireless and committed advocates and champions. It goes without saying that the passion and commitment to supporting young children will continue in each of their roles in the community. 

United Way’s mission of ‘Creating Pathways Out of Poverty’ has opened the door to new opportunities and new actions. United Way will maintain its commitment to Success By 6® in order to meet the needs of young children in our community, recognizing the critical link between fostering positive early childhood outcomes and poverty elimination.

In support of its mission, United Way will focus on the following priorities:

  • Increase access to quality early-childhood development opportunities for children from birth to three years of age; and
  • Increase the number of children entering school with age-appropriate early-literacy skills.        
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