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KANSAS CITY, Mo. --  A new resource center for children hopes to give kids a boost right at the beginning of their careers as students.

The program is called Success by Six and it's located inside Faxon Elementary School.

The center is filled with educational toys, books and games appropriate for children from birth to eight.

Parents or caretakers can check out the items free of charge.

A parent educator will staff the center  to help with selections.

The "Urban Neighborhood Initiative" opened "Success by Six." The Urban Neighborhood Initiative is a nonprofit organization that was formed when the chamber announced its "Big five goal" to help revitalize urban neighborhoods.

"Walk in and it's kind of like a library,” Diane Cleaver, Urban Neighborhood Initiative said. "Check things out or stay here and play with your children, read to your children, which we really encourage. You can do it here in this nice space and then they can take out whatever books or toys your child would like and take it home for a couple weeks and come back and get another one."