Success by 6

Throughout BC Success By 6 has supported the development of community Early Years Councils. There are approximately 112 in BC. These councils bring together local stakeholders from multiple sectors including health, education, community services, child care, business, recreation, municipalities and many others; to plan and improve service delivery for young children and their families.

Using research each community council develops a strategic plan and identifies priority areas of focus to work on collaboratively. In addition to providing funds for local early years programs and projects, the local councils carry out a wide range of activities. Each community is unique and so are the activities and priorities they work on.

Vision for Success by 6

Success by 6 envisions a community where all children are healthy, sage and secure, socially engaged and responsible and successful learner. Success by 6 is dedicated to helping every child success for like.

Provincial office website is

West Kootenay Early Years

Is a program of and hosted by the Kootenay Boundary Community Services Co-operative. The Early Years Office provides leadership and promotes collaboration among the broad range of community partners engaged in supporting early childhood development, acare and learning in the West Kootenay Region.

Locally, we have Community Coordinators serving Greater Trail, Castlegar, Slocan Valley, Eastshore, Kaslo, Nelson, Salmo as well as Regional Aboriginal Engagement. A Council of Partners with expertise from the public, private and volunteer sectors strategically plan and manage activities that Success by 6 invest in.
For more information on programs taking place in your community please visit the Early Years site.

Stars for Success

Stars for Success is a unique West Kootenay program that funds local families in need of extra support to enroll their children (up to their 6th birthday) in sport, art, music, recreation and community programs. This funding provides access to programs that families may not be able to afford. Examples of funded programs are: soccer, swimming, dance, gymnastics, skating, music and art programs, CCRR toy library memberships and Girl Guides/Boy Scouts. By participating in programs, vulnerable children and families are connected to both new opportunities and their community. Stars for Success serves families from Nelson, Castlegar, Greater Trail, Crawford Bay, Kaslo, Ymir/Salmo and the Slocan Valley to New Denver.

For more information and or to apply for program funding please visit