The first three years of a child's life is a time of enormous social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth. Research indicates that nearly 90 percent of brain growth occurs during these early years, making it essential that all families have access to a coordinated system of resources that support healthy child development and education. Robust community investment in children now can save higher taxpayer expenses in the future.
By investing in early education for our youngest children, we can lay the foundation for their future success. This strong start will then positively impact other key issues in our community related to academic success, college and career readiness, public safety and ecomonic development.
Success By 6 is a community partnership designed to promote the healthy development of all children from conception through age six to prepare them for successful entry into school. By leveraging resources and working with community partners to increase opportunities for young children to succeed in school and later in life. Success By 6 is currently unfunded but United Way of Sumter, Clarendon, and Lee Counties hopes to resurrect the program in the near future once funding becomes available.