United Way Success By 6 is a national initiative, administered locally by Early Connections. Success By 6 has been leading United Way of Erie County's Early Care and Education initiative for more than ten years! Success By 6 engages in community, family, and school outreach opportunities locally and across the region to collectively address kindergarten readiness. The initiative consists of professionals working together to positively impact early childhood health, education, and development.
We promote quality early learning opportunities for Erie County children. In Pennsylvania, approximately 60% of children under age 6 need some form of childcare as their parents work—the quality of this care impacts the quality of our future workforce. More than 6 out of 10 preschoolers in Head Start Supplemental, Keystone STARS 3 & 4, and Pre-K Counts programs ended the 2014-2015 school year with appropriate language, math, and social skills.
Kindergarten, Here I Come! We support school districts across Erie County, working with them to plan the transition from childcare or home to Kindergarten. We work closely through United Way's Raising Readers initiative on the Kindergarten Readiness Team, and we are the Erie County LEARN (Pennsylvania’s Local Education and Resource Network) Coordinator.
For more information about how you can help your child's early educational success, view the Parent Information for Erie Future Fund's Early Childhood Education Scholarships