Success By 6 Program
Providing children with the core skills to succeed in school and ensure a healthy start.
To get a copy of our printable fact sheet, click here. For more information about this program, please contact Meredith Egan.
In 2011, United Way conducted an assessment of incoming kindergarteners’ early learning skills in North Chicago. We found:
- Almost 50% of children know less than half the letters of the alphabet.
- 45% of children could not write their name
- 62% of children had little knowledge of books
|ABOVE: View a video about United Way of Lake County's Success By 6 Program.
Click here for Early Learning Club dates in 2013!
|ABOVE: Check out the winning video from our Success By 6 Video Contest here. Congrats to Libertyville Cooperative Preschool!
Home Visiting: Visit at-risk moms at home to teach skills, ensure that children are immunized in time to begin school, and monitor the healthy development of families
Early Learning Club: Instructs parents on how to encourage their children’s education by being their child’s first teacher
Building Blocks II (Quality Childcare): Partnership with Illinois Action for Children to build our community’s capacity to engage the most at-risk children in high-quality early learning environments
Kindergarten Readiness Calendar: 50,000 learning calendars and workbooks in English and Spanish distributed in the county each year
Early Learning Trails: Publicly accessible outdoor learning games at schools and parks focused on elementary level skills
Early Learning Tips: Series of weekly learning tips for parents. Provided in English and Spanish through community partners in regular communications
Parent Page: Provides a list of websites, resources and apps to help your child continue learning.
Results from Home Visiting Initiative:
- 100% of children recalled primary colors after the program
- 66% of children recognized letters of the alphabet after the program
- 100% of children immunized before entering school
We need to increase funding by $1 Million to expand this program to reach more families!
Be sure to check out our Research and Results pages for additional information!
*denotes funded agency
AAUW Nursery School
Academy of Our Lady
Arden Shore Child & Family Services
Bernie’s Book Bank
Bringing Everyone’s Strengths Together (BEST)
*Catholic Charities, Lake County Services
Child Care Coalition of Lake County
*Community Action Partnership of Lake County
Early Childhood Advocates Alliance
*Family Network/FamilyFocus, Inc.
*Highland Park Nursery/Day Care Center
Iglesia de Cristo Church
*JFMC-Jewish Child & Family Services
Lake County Community Action Project:
*Lake County Family YMCA
Lake County Health Department/
Community Health Center
Little Bear Child Development Center
*Literacy Volunteers of Lake County
*Mano a Mano Family Resource Center
North Chicago Community Unit School
*One Hope United—Northern Region
Round Lake Area Park District
Round Lake Area Public Library
Round Lake Area School District 116
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
Together for Childhood Network
*Tri-Con Child Care Center
*Uhlich Children’s Advantage Network
Waukegan Public Library
Waukegan Public School District 60
*YWCA Lake County