Ready4K – An Educational Resource For Families

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Boost your child's learning with Ready4K

Berkshire United Way and Northern Berkshire United Way have partnered with Ready4K to empower Berkshire County families with the information and emotional support to act as their child’s first and most important teacher.

What is Ready4K?

Ready4K is a research-based text messaging program offered for free for families with children from birth to grade 8. Each week, you’ll receive 3 texts with fun facts and tips on ways to help your child learn and grow. Ready4K tips build on your daily routines, like getting dressed, bath time, or preparing a meal. Every message is aligned to your child's stage of development, based on their age and grade.

The CORE program addresses language and literacy, math and science, social and emotional learning, and physical development, health and safety.

Receive text messages in your home language: English, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Vietnamese, Hmong, Russian, Polish, or Burmese.

Impulse el aprendizaje de su hijo con Ready4K

¿Qué es Ready4K?

Mensajes de texto que aumentan el aprendizaje de su hijo

Cada semana usted recibirá tres mensajes de texto con datos divertidos y consejos fáciles de aplicar para ayudar a sus niños a aprender y crecer. Cada mensaje está alineado con la etapa de desarrollo de su hijo, basado en su edad o grado escolar.

Para niños hasta el grado 8.

Hear more about Ready4K

[Video courtesy Pittsfield Community Television]

Ready4K Resources

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Questions Are a Key Ingredient

Good questions spark kids’ imaginations. They give a lens into what kids know and what they want to learn more about. Good questions help to orient us around what our kids need. They reveal our kids’ excitement, their feelings, their fears.

Read more from Ready4K content leads Fran Lartigue and Rebecca Honig

Head Start Alignment

Head Start Alignment info sheet

Sample Text Messages

ready4K sample text messages

FAQs | Preguntas

While there is absolutely no cost for enrolling in Ready4K, data & message rates may apply.


No hay costo para unirse a este programa, pero es posible que se apliquen tarifas para datos y mensajes.

You can choose to stop receiving Ready4K texts at any time by texting STOP to 70138. If you have additional questions or need help with Ready4K, text HELP to 70138 or email


Puede optar por dejar de recibir mensajes de texto en cualquier momento enviando el mensaje STOP al 70138. Si tiene preguntas adicionales o si necesita ayuda con el programa, puede enviar el mensaje de texto HELP al 70138, o enviar un correo electrónico al equipo de ParentPowered a


* These fields are required | * Requerido para llenar
Zip Code | Código Postal
You may enroll up to 3 children per cell number | 3 niños por número de celular

Select your child's date of birth and grade level | Seleccione la fecha de nacimiento del niño y año escolar

Parent/Caregiver | Madre/Padre/Cuidador

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