School Foundation partners with Bright by Text
The School Foundation has teamed up with Bright by Text to bring the program to the Florence community. The program, already offered in Colorado, New York, California, and other communities around the nation, offers parents and caregivers expert tips and resources for children prenatal to age 8. A child’s brain develops at a faster rate in its early years than it will at any other point in their life. The interactions that a child has with adult caregivers at this stage of their life set the foundation on which all later learning, behavior, and health depends. Bright by Text helps parents Page and caregivers make the most out of these interactions by illustrating fun and easy activities, providing positive parenting tips and resources, tips for aiding a child’s physical development, and much more. The program is proven to build nurturing caregiver-child relationships, and positively impact a child’s healthy development and school readiness. In addition to expert content, Bright by Text includes messages about events and resources specific to the Florence community, like free museum days, health clinics, and preschool open enrollment periods. To sign up, parents and caregivers with children under the age of 8 can text the word SCKIDS to 274448. They will receive two to five text messages per week, and each message includes a link to a landing page with more detail, short modeling videos, and links to related resources. For additional information visit www.theschoolfoundation.org.