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Get text alerts to help you prepare your child for kindergarten and first grade

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January 10, 2018


Are you looking for ways to support your young child’s learning and school success? WAKE Up and Read is partnering with Ready4K, a text messaging program for families of preschoolers and kindergarteners, to support school readiness.  

Ready4K, created by Stanford University researchers, sends three weekly cell phone texts to families to give them bite-sized tips and easy, specific actions related to developing early literacy skills. The content of these texts includes a variety of literacy skills along with related parenting practices. Each week families receive:

  • a “FACT” text
  • a “TIP” text
  • a “GROWTH” text

Texts are available in English and Spanish.

To sign up, text the appropriate message to 70138. If your child is:

  • birth to 35 months - text R4K  WC
  • 3 years old - text R4K  WC3
  • 4 years old - text R4K  WC4
  • in kindergarten - text R4K  WC5