Success by 6 (SB6) of Marion County
Diaper distribution for eligible families takes place at the ELCMC office, on Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Requirements include Proof of: Marion County Residency, Child’s Age and Financial Eligibility (such as Medicaid, TANF, WIC, SNAP, SSI, School Readiness Child Care Assistance, etc.)
SB6 is a parent education initiative made possible through a unique partnership between the United Way of Marion County and the Early Learning Coalition of Marion County.
The mission of Success by 6 of Marion County is that all children in our community are safe, healthy, eager to learn and ready to succeed by the time they enter school.
SB6 coordinates with community agencies, local businesses and faith-based organizations to provide services for families in Marion County.
Why Do We Need Success By 6 in Marion County?
- 42% of children in Marion County live in a single parent household
- 30% of Marion County’s children live in poverty
- Children who start behind, usually stay behind
- A critical path is laid in the first few years of life
*Statistics obtained from countyhealthrankings.org 2023
Success By 6 programs include
Parent Workshops are held throughout the year. These are free parent support and parent education meetings that provide parents with a place to talk about the difficulties as well as the joys of parenting. Anyone in a parenting role can attend these meetings to share and receive knowledge on parenting tips that work!
Safe Sleep Program
Read Aloud! 15 – Success By 6 has joined a national movement, Read Aloud! 15 Minutes, to encourage reading to young children – every child, every parent, every day. Reading aloud builds vocabulary, starts conversations, grows knowledge and is interactive. It’s simple and free!
Born Learning Trails – an interactive trail for children and adults to engage children in learning basic literacy and math skills. Click on the link for the locations of all the Born Learning Trails in Marion County Born Learning Trail Locations Revised 2019