In the last year, the University of Wyoming’s Literacy Research Center and Clinic teamed up with Stanford University to develop and research Ready4K to make this service available in Wyoming. Research shows that receiving these helpful texts can significantly increase children’s learning.
Parents and caregivers with children, ages 3 to 5, are invited to sign up for the free service, which provides three texts per week. Statewide organizations, including the Wyoming Library Association and Wyoming Head Start Association, are supporting outreach efforts to parents of preschoolers and kindergartners. The service is available in English and Spanish.
How to sign up:
- If your child is 3 years old, text R4K WY3 to 70138
- If your child is 4 years old, text R4K WY4 to 70138
- If your child is in kindergarten, text R4K WY5 to 70138
For Spanish, simply add an “E” to the end of the text:
- If your child is 3 years old, text R4K WY3E to 70138
- If your child is 4 years old, text R4K WY4E to 70138
- If your child is in kindergarten, text R4K WY5E to 70138