Success by 6

  • From the moment they’re born, children are wired to learn. Research shows that 90 percent of the brain’s growth occurs by age 6. The Success By 6 Resource Center aims to ensure every young child in our community is healthy, safe, nurtured, and enters school ready to succeed.

  • What will I find in the library?

    • A safe play space for children to explore and read
    • Educational toys for infants and toddlers
    • Puzzles and games for children ages 1-6
    • Play-based math and science toys
    • Literacy toys that explore letters, rhyming and reading
    • Creative play kits for toddlers and preschoolers
    • Books and toys to help children understand their emotions
    • Parenting books and resources


  • How does the library work?

    Guests need to create an online account before checking out toys for the first time. 

    You may check out 2 items at a time and keep them for up to 2 weeks. 

    All toys are cleaned and sanitized upon return.

  • Questions?

    Call the Parents as Teachers office at 816-321-5453

  • Who can use the library?

    Success By 6 is free for residents of Clay and Platte counties.  Items in the library can be checked out by:

    • parents
    • grandparents
    • aunts and uncles
    • babysitters
    • child care providers
    • therapists
    • preschool teachers
    • anyone that works with children ages birth-6
  • What do I have checked out?

    This task is under construction. 

    Guests will soon be able to see the items they have checked out and when they are due.


  • Location and Hours

    NKC Schools Early Education Center,

    (located inside the front entrance)

    6479 N Prospect Ave, Gladstone, MO 64119


    Open: Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 4:00pm