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Introducing Bright By Text for Caregivers of Young Children

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Texting tips for caregivers of children 0-8: Text PBSKIDS to 274448!

WUCF has teamed up with Bright by Text, a national texting program, to put expert tips, games and child development information directly into the hands of parents and caregivers.

We are proud to offer a FREE* and unique resource like Bright by Text as children are learning from home and families cannot access the services they need. The texting service includes topics like brain development, games and activities, health and wellness, STEM, safety and more. Bright by Text partners with experts like PBS, Vroom, Sesame Street, CDC, and others to develop content for families with children aged prenatal to age eight.

In addition to expert content, Bright by Text includes messages about information and resources specific to the Central Florida community, like digital library resources, food pantries, and preschool open enrollment periods. Community organizations across Central Florida will submit the latest information about services and resources during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Bright by Text helps parents and caregivers make the most out of time at home with their children by illustrating fun and easy activities, providing positive parenting tips and resources, and even video content to guide a child’s development. The program is proven to build nurturing caregiver-child relationships, and positively impact a child’s healthy development and school readiness. Innovative services like Bright by Text will help provide equitable solutions to early education while schools remain closed.

To sign up, parents and caregivers with children under 8 can text the word “PBSKIDS” to 274448 or sign up online now. You will receive 2 to 4 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.

*Standard messaging and data rates will apply.