Success By 6

United Way St. Croix Valley's Success By 6 program promotes healthy early childhood development to ensure children enter school ready to succeed.  UWSCV works with a network of community partners to build communities where all children have the necessary physical, mental, emotional, and social development before age six to successfully grow and learn.


family reading

Success By 6's top priorities are that:

  • Parents and caregivers will have the knowledge and training to provide children with safe, stable, and supportive environments.
  • Parents and children will have opportunities for group interaction, education, and support.
  • Communities will understand the importance of quality early childhood development programs and work to strengthen services.
  • Parents and community caregivers will be aware of community resources and have the information needed to access them.
  • All children will receive age-appropriate developmental screening to identify possible delays and provide parents with referrals to services. 

UWSCV works to achieve these priorities through programs, projects, and initiatives in partnership with early childhood resources in Burnett, Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix Counties.

mother and child on phone


Our Family Navigator Program provides one-on-one support for families with young children to assist in identifying and connecting with all the community has to offer. The navigator’s role is to partner with parents, provide consultation and offer education to assist the family in developing long-term solutions that support family well-being. 

To learn more or participate in the United Way St Croix Valley Family Navigator Program, click HERE.

Images of children and families participating in event


Walk, Roll & Read events bring families and children together at local parks to enjoy a nature walk with story tents and children's activities along the way.  Hosted by United Way's Success By 6 program and our community partners, Walk, Roll & Read provides an opportunity for parents, caregivers, and children to enjoy a walk through the woods, read and participate in fun activities together, and learn more about community resources.  All children in attendance are able to select a brand new book of their choice to take home donated by United Way.

To see upcoming Walk, Roll & Read events and learn more about attending, partnering, or sponsoring, click HERE.

Home visiting coalition donating books


Success By 6's Home Visiting Coalition is a learning collaborative that welcomes all early childhood professionals in Polk County.  Established in 2019, the Home Visiting Coalition meets each month to provide support, training, networking, and community action opportunities for early childhood professionals in the home visiting field.  For more information, or if you are interested in launching a Home Visiting Coalition in the county you serve, please contact Betsy Byker, Success By 6 Program Director, at

Success By 6 Advisory Board Members


The Success By 6 Advisory Board consists of local leaders and stakeholders dedicated to ensuring that all children in our communities experience healthy development and enter school ready to succeed.  The Advisory Board provides expertise, partnership opportunities, and strategic direction to the Success By 6 program, helping to guide our work toward areas of greatest need in the early childhood community.  Meetings take place quarterly, either in-person at Northwood Technical College or virtually.  


Success By 6 leads special projects and initiatives in our region with help from community partners.  We work to address unmet needs and bring our communities together to create lasting change.

Click the tabs below to learn more about our special projects

Access to a sufficient supply of diapers is essential for infantthe health of infants and toddlers, but too many families do not have the resources to adequately provide for this basic need.  Success By 6 is partnering with agencies to help build the diaper supply network in communities in our
region that currently have extremely limited or no resources that provide free diapers for children in need.  Our new diaper drive partnership with St. Croix Regional Medical Center, for example, will help supply free diapers for children in Polk and Burnett Counties.  Read more HERE.

Your organization can partner with United Way St. Croix Valley to host a diaper drive for your community!  Hosting
a diaper drive is fun, plus we help make it easy by providing resources, assistance, and marketing materials
to increase the success of your drive.  To learn more, contact United Way's Success By 6 Program Director, Betsy Byker, at or (715) 377-0203 ext. 104.

If you are a parent/caregiver that is having difficulty affording diapers for your child, you can access free diaper resources by calling 2-1-1 and asking to be connected to the Success By 6 Early Childhood Family Navigator.

There are several diaper banks in the community offering free diapers to those in need. Call Brie or Betsy at 715-245-1593 for more information and to register. This helps to ensure the pantry has the size diaper you need on the day of pick up.

Pierce County
Pierce County Food Pantry
440 North Maple Street, Ellsworth, WI  54011
Monday & Wednesday - 4-6:00pm
Tuesday & Thursday - 9:30am-12:30pm

Polk County
The Open Cupboard
406 2nd Avenue, Osceola, WI 54020
Monday & Wednesday - 9am-12pm
Thursday - 11am-6pm

St. Croix County
Operation Help
901 4th Street #214, Hudson, WI 54016
Monday-Friday - 10am-1pm
Thursday - 4-6pm

Burnett County
Burnett County Family Resource Center
2467 WI-35, Siren, WI  54872
Monday-Thursday - 8am-4pm

United Way St. Croix Valley has been awarded a grant through the Wisconsin Children and Families Project Growth grant program to help solve thechild care provider with toddlers challenges facing the state's child care system.  The Dream Up! grant program focuses on building child care supply through a collaborative community approach.  Our cross-sector core team will receive strategic planning support and $75,000 in grant funding to evaluate, plan, sustain and expand existing child care, and support new child care programs. Additional $5,000 stipends will be allocated to participating child care providers who submit business improvement plans during the strategic planning process.  

Learn more HERE.