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 ages 0 to 9. 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. And you’ll always get messages that match your child’s age.

The continuous birth-to-third, whole child curriculum promotes family well-being, positive relationships, child transitions and involvement at school, supporting families as lifelong learners and leaders.

Hear more about Ready4K

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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

Ready4K Head Start Alignment Info Sheet

Sample Text Messages

Ready4K sample text messages


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

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


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