Text messages to boost your child's learning

Developed by educational researchers, Ready4K is an evidence-based text messaging program for parents of children from birth to 3rd grade, provided at no cost. Each week, you will receive fun facts and easy tips to boost your child’s learning. Ready4K activities build on the things that you already do with your child -- like getting your child dressed, meal time, and bath time -- to make boosting your child’s learning fast, fun, and easy. The research behind Ready4K shows that receiving fun facts and easy tips can significantly increase children’s learning.

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Ready4K for parents

There is absolutely no cost for enrolling in Ready4K. Sign up to begin boosting your child's learning today.

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“I love the facts and helpful tips it offers. They give me new ideas to try.”

Ready4K for organizations

Organizations can easily enroll all of their parents in Ready4K at one time. Sign up to improve the outcomes of all of your families.

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“Very helpful information. I look forward to the weekly texts.”


Ready4K builds on a series of randomized controlled trial studies conducted by Stanford University researchers.

Parents love

Parents love texts

Parents who received fun facts and easy tips said that they were very helpful and that they would strongly recommend them to other parents.

Parents involved

Increased involvement

These parents engaged in more home learning activities with their children than parents who did not receive study texts. They were also more involved at school.

Kids do better

Kids do better

Children of parents who received fun facts and easy tips gained an additional 2-3 months of learning in important areas of child development.

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Stanford University Georgia San Francisco Unified School District HDCE LENA

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