Texted tips help parents turn routine tasks into pre-K learning opportunities

October 04, 2017

By Erin Hinrichs


The Think Small ParentPowered Texts program is modeled after a similar program that piloted in the San Francisco Unified School District during the 2012-14 school year. Encouraged by early signs of success, the folks at Think Small teamed up with Ben York, a Stanford University doctoral graduate who co-created the original texting program, to tailor the texting program to meet the needs of Minnesota families.

The Minnesota version was built for children ages birth to 5 and covers health and social-emotional skills, in addition to literacy and math, making it one of the most comprehensive early learning texting programs available. It’s currently available in English and Spanish, and will soon be available in Somali as well.