Success by 6 (SB6) of Marion County

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.

Diaper Assistance

Diaper distribution for eligible families takes place at the ELCMC office on Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Requirements include:

  • Marion County residency: Provide valid driver’s license/ID, current lease, or utility bill from within the past 60 days
  • Child from birth to age five: Provide Medicaid card or birth certificate
  • Financial need (provide any one of the following): Referral from certified homeless shelter, Medicaid card, Foster placement letter, ELCMC staff verification of School Readiness child care subsidy, or SNAP letter

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 2023

Success By 6 programs include

These two young ladies volunteered part of their vacation in Florida to repaint the Born Learning Trail at the Marion County Public Library Headquarters on Wednesday, August 17, 2016. They were visiting their Grandmother, Nancy Young.

Parenting Programs are held throughout the year. These are free parent support and parent education groups 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 2024

For more information, please contact us.

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