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Success By 6 & Make Children First

SuccessBy 6 - cropped + compressed.jpgSuccess By 6® is an early childhood development initiative dedicated to providing all children with a good start in life. It helps to ensure that children ages 0 to 6 develop the emotional, social, cognitive, and physical skills they need as they enter school.

Success By 6 builds and enhances community through engaging citizens in early childhood development, and funding programs that strengthen services for young children and their families. Funded programs include literacy, nutrition, children's play, parenting and family skills development.

Prevention-focused, research-informed and community-based, Success By 6 envisions a community where all children are valued, respected, nurtured, loved and given the opportunity to develop to their full potential as creative, caring, competent and responsible adults.

Both the Clearwater & Barriere Success By 6 community tables are guided by a community owned and driven strategic plan that focuses on capacity building and increasing the effectiveness and efficiencies in early childhood development service delivery and planning. Teamwork, public awareness, research, strategic planning, advocacy and evaluation are fundamental to the community development work of Success By 6.

Aboriginal Engagement

Success By 6 recognizes the importance of culture, language, self-determination and self-government to Aboriginal people in BC and is working with Aboriginal communities to enhance the lives of young Aboriginal children and their families. In recognition of the diversity of Aboriginal people in BC, Success By 6 has an Aboriginal Strategy designed to work with Aboriginal communities to increase representation in Success By 6 initiatives, strengthen community capacity, increase cultural awareness of Success By 6 partners, and promote awareness of the importance of the early years in the healthy development of children in communities.

Through our local Aboriginal engagement initiative, our Aboriginal Coordinator works to increase Aboriginal representation on a local community table level and strengthen relationships within the aboriginal community to create community-driven approaches to support early childhood development.  These approaches include raising awareness about the importance of early childhood development within the aboriginal community, raising awareness about aboriginal culture within the North Thompson, and promoting, assisting, funding and developing Aboriginal programs and services for Aboriginal children and their families.

To find out more about Success By 6 in your community, including how you can become involved in your local community table, please contact:

Denica Kelly, Clearwater & Area Success By 6 Coordinator

Adrienne Pullen, Barriere & Area Success By 6 Coordinator

Cindy Wilgosh, Aboriginal Engagement Success By 6 Coordinator, North Thompson

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To access the provincial Success By 6 website, please visit

Success By 6 is funded through the Ministry of Children & Family Development, United Way & Credit Unions of BC.  


Make Children First

Make Children First (MCF) is a community development initiative that works to strengthen and support the healthy development of young children and their families. Make Children First compliments the work done by Success By 6 in our communities and provides funding for the local coordinators to have additional capacity towards early childhood community development work in the North Thompson. 

Make Children First is funded through the Ministry of Children and Family Development.