Bright by Text helps caregivers of children from the prenatal period through age 8 by providing educational information to become more competent, confident, and connected to their children and community. Through free tips, information, games, and resources, Bright by Text builds nurturing caregiver-child relationships, strengthens families and their connections to their communities, promotes healthy child development, and improves school readiness for our subscribers.
Each week, caregivers receive 2-4 text messages tailored to their child's age in English or Spanish. Bright by Text aggregates evidence-based content from early childhood experts that includes developmental milestones, brain development, social-emotional health, nutrition and caregiver resilience. Through partnerships with local organizations, we enhance families' access to community resources and medical, educational, and social services.
"Bright by Text truly changes lives. You can use my words and I hope it encourages other parents to participate. We haven't been perfect parents by any means, so the program seems pretty effective. We didn't have money for organized activities or educational toys, but learned how to interact with what we had. This levels the playing field for low income families and it can work for everyone. That is one of the reasons I love what you're doing… We were fortunate to be in Denver when our newborn baby arrived without instructions. Bright by Text had some excellent instructions that we really needed. Thanks again!"
"I was worried about bonding with my second child at first, but these messages and tips helped remind me of the things I already knew and did with my first child, and I learned a little extra, too. Bonding with this child took a little longer than my first child, but these messages helped to ease my anxiety about my initial feelings. I felt like I was doing everything I could to ensure that I did right by him."
"There have been moments that I am sleep deprived and short with my toddler’s temper-tantrums and feeling awful. Then I look at my phone and there's a message telling me I got this....it allows me to take a breath and go back in a little better."