An Early Start to a Brighter Future
Every child deserves the opportunity to live life to their fullest potential.
Success By 6 promotes and improves the quality of early childhood learning and development. The Initiative's work addresses the needs of children and families - from prenatal to the first day of kindergarten.
Our mission is to develop and support a sustainable, community-based system of coordinated services that are child-focused, family-driven and meets the health and development needs of children in Nueces County.
Supporting children in our community
Many local families struggle with income and/or food insecurity, unemployment and other issues that can have negative, long-lasting effects on children. Recent data shows that many children in our community do not have the necessary motor, verbal or cognitive skills needed to successfully enter kindergarten.
United Way of the Coastal Bend formed the Success By 6 Early Childhood Initiative (Success By 6) to reduce barriers that may prevent children from experiencing healthy, safe, learning environments. Working collaboratively, Success By 6 aims to ensure children arrive at school healthy and ready to learn. We focus on the needs of the whole child – their physical, intellectual and emotional health – and preparing families and childcare workers to deliver the care, support and education children need to be successful.