Success By 6

Seeking to have all children prepared as they enter first grade.

What all is being done to better our community?

Parenting/HOPE (Helping Our Parents Excel) programs include parenting classes for the following:

  • Pregnant teens in the Etowah County, Attalla City and Gadsden City school systems to show them games and activities that will help stimulate brain development in children birth to 3 years old;
  • High School Consumer Science classes and Co-op programs;
  • Even Start classes and Gadsden Regional Medical Center pre-birth classes;
  • In-home visitations to new mothers provided through a contract with the Family Success Center using Parents As Teachers and Brain Train curriculums.

Better Beginnings: 

  • Volunteers are recruited to read, rock, sing, and play with children in local daycares. We model behavior to emphasize early brain development in children spending 8-12 hours a day in a childcare center.

Book programs promoting literacy and school readiness:

  • Dolly Parton's Imagination Library - Children in Etowah County, ages birth to 5 years, enrolled in the program, receive one age-appropriate book each month until their fifth birthday.
  • Freebie Reads: Books are given to children age birth to 6 years.

Please click HERE to read a Success Story about a family who received books via the Success by 6 program!