United Way for Southeastern Michigan invites parents and caregivers to participate in a research-based text messaging program to boost their child's learning.

At United Way, we know that learning begins at birth and that children’s first teachers are their parents and caregivers. From trips to the grocery store to family mealtimes, every ordinary moment of the day can be a time for learning. That’s why we’re investing in a new tool, Ready4K.

What is Ready4K?

It’s a research-based text-messaging program for parents with children aged 8 and under. Each week, you will receive age-appropriate facts, easy tips and opportunities for growth to boost your child’s learning by building on existing family routines.

Why should I sign up?

All parents want their children to succeed but many run out of ideas. Ready4K can help! The research behind this tool shows that receiving helpful texts can significantly increase children’s learning (see York & Loeb 2014 study). This tool is easy to use and free, though data and message rates do apply.

Click here to learn more about the proven success behind Ready4K.

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