Success By 6® is an early childhood development initiative dedicated to providing all children with a good start in life. It helps to ensure that children ages 0 to 6 develop the emotional, social, cognitive, and physical skills they need as they enter school. Each of our Success By 6 coordinators have written a short success stories to illustrate the impact of their work. Below is one of those stories.
By, Kerry Milner-Cairns
Success by 6’s partnership with School District 73 through the Ready, Set, Learn Program has allowed us to provide a Parent Child Mother Goose Program in the community of Vavenby for the last two years. Vavenby is an under-serviced community located 20 minutes north of Clearwater. Many families that live in Vavenby do not come into Clearwater to attend children’s programming because of transportation issues, or a lack of desire to go outside of their community.
Since September, Success by 6 has partnered with the Strongstart Program to provide a more comprehensive children’s program in Vavenby. Every Wednesday, the Strongstart program travels to Vavenby Elementary and every second week a Parent-Child Mother Goose Facilitator visits the Strongstart Program to sing songs and tell stories with the children. Over time visitors to the program have increased in numbers, and families have been attending on a more regular basis.