United Way of Berks County and Ready.Set.READ! have partnered with Bright by Text, a program that provides information on child development and local resources to parents and caregivers of children prenatal to age 8.

Available in English and Spanish, Bright by Text sends text messages right to your cell phone. The texts include research-based content from Bright by Three and other trusted sources such as PBS Kids, Vroom and Sesame Street.

Bright by Text also connects families with valuable community services. These local community messages are targeted to users based on the zip code they provide.

How It Works

Families can sign up by texting the word “BERKSKIDS” to 274448, or at bbtxt.org/3czkXvi.

  • At sign up, families provide their child’s age (or expected due date) and zip code
  • Users are asked whether they prefer to receive messages in English or Spanish
  • Messages are delivered 2 to 4 times per week and are tailored to the child’s age
  • Community messages provide information about local events and resources
  • Messages include a link to a landing page with more information, often including short videos
  • Anyone who cares about children, from grandparents, to babysitters to teachers can sign up!

*message and data rates may apply

Sign Up Today!

Text the word BERKSKIDS to 274448, or visit bbtxt.org/3czkXvi