Success By 6 Peel builds and expands community support for children by strengthening services for young children and their families. Research-informed and neighbourhood-based, Success By 6 Peel envisions a community where all children thrive and are valued, respected, nurtured, loved and given the opportunity to develop to their full potential as creative, caring, competent and responsible adults.
Success By 6 Peel is a collaboration of more than 40 partners in business, labour, education, recreation, health, social services and government dedicated to providing important opportunities and experiences for children in Peel to develop the emotional, social, cognitive, and physical skills to reach their fullest potential from birth to age six. United Way of Peel Region hosts the initiative.
What makes Success By 6 Peel different from other initiatives? Success By 6 has the unique ability to address the specific requirements of a community. No two Success By 6 initiatives across Canada are identical. Each is community-driven, led by a collaborative team, and is responsive to the needs of the individual community.
The evidence is clear. Scientific research tells us that the best time for nurturing a child’s whole being is before the age of six. This research tells us that the building blocks of the brain are created during the very first years of a child’s life.
The benefits are long term. When a child is given a good start in life, in a loving, caring setting, he has the experience he needs to prepare him for successful school entry. A child who hasn’t had the positive experiences to support early development will find school – and life – much harder.
The initiative addresses issues of children’s rights, diversity and community-building and offers resources for educators and parents.
Visit the Success By 6 Peel website for more information
The bottom line is, do you want to have a child who can take tests well or do you want to have a well-educated child?
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