United Way of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties has teamed up with Bright by Text to send free activities, games, and resources right to your cell phone. Messages are targeted to your child's age and include information on child development, language and early literacy, health and safety, behavioral tips, and more.
Care for a young child?
Bright by Text is for anyone who cares for and loves a child, prenatally through age 8: parents, parents-to-be, grandparents, babysitters, aunties and uncles, neighbors, friends, teachers, and more. Interactions a child has with adult caregivers at this stage of their life set the foundation for future learning, behavior, and health. Bright by Text shares fun and easy activity ideas, positive parenting tips and resources, and information about the child's physical development.
Sign up today!
To sign up, simply text "UWKIC" to 274448 or follow the weblink below. You will receive two to five short text messages per week, and each message provides a link for more information. Bright by Text is completely free but message and data rates may apply.
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We send information about local events, activities, and resources like yours to support parents and caregivers in Kankakee and Iroquois Counties as they help give their child(ren) a bright beginning. Submit the Bright by Text Message Request Form to have your event/resource/information, etc. considered.
Community organization messages must meet the following criteria and must link to additional information:
Messages are targeted to parents or caregivers of children prenatal to age 8 and include information on child development, language and early literacy, health and safety, behavioral tips, and more.
Resources or events shared must be free or low-cost to access or attend
Messages must correlate to one of the five protective factors listed below (More Information Here)
Building Parental Resilience
Growing Social Connections
Sharing Parenting and/or Child Development Information
Providing Concrete Support In Times of Need
Bettering Children's Social & Emotional Competence
Messages shared must be relevant to families in Kankakee & Iroquois Counties
Please submit this message request form 14 days prior to your requested "send date."
If you have questions or any trouble accessing the form, please email: email@example.com
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