Smart Start Partnership for Children would like to send you text messages to help you support your child’s learning. Ready4K! Text Messages include FUN FACTS and EASY TIPS to help you prepare your child to be successful in kindergarten.
Registered parents receive three research-based texts weekly during the school year.
FACT: Knowing a lot of words is important for reading, writing & talking to others. Kids who know many words have an advantage in school!
TIP: Say & explain words to your child as you do everyday tasks. Tell your child that you WASH dishes to CLEAN them. To WASH is to CLEAN.
GROWTH: Keep explaining words. You’re preparing your child 4K! Now ask questions about the words: What else do we WASH? (Clothes, hair)
WHY Ready4K!? Because IT WORKS!
In a study conducted by researchers at Stanford University, children of parents who received READY4K! texts gained two to three additional months of learning in important areas of literacy.
Am I eligible to sign up for Ready4K!?
If your child is three, four or five years old and/or will be in kindergarten this fall, you are eligible!
What if I decide I want to stop receiving Ready4K! texts?
You can choose to stop any time by replying “STOP” to any text message. It is that easy!
What if I change my cell phone number?
For additional information, please contact:
Lisa DeWitt, Program Support Specialist
722 5th Avenue West
Hendersonville, NC 28739
Phone: (828) 693-1580