Today, United Way of Steele County announced it has teamed up with Bright by Text, a national parent texting program, to put expert tips, games, and child development information directly into the hands of parents and caregivers. United Way of Steele County’s President, Annette Duncan, is proud that they can offer a unique resource like Bright by Text as children are learning from home and families can’t access the services they need. The texting service includes topics like "brain development, games, and activities, health and wellness, STEM, safety, and more. Bright by Text partners with experts like PBS, Vroom, Sesame Street, CDC, and others to develop content for families with children aged prenatal to age eight."

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In addition to expert content, it is noted from their press release that Bright by Text includes messages about information and resources specific to the Steele County community, like digital library resources, food pantries, and preschool open enrollment periods. Community organizations across Steele County will submit the latest information about services and resources during a time of need that is more prevalent than ever before.

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Noted by Annette in their press release on the partnership that “Bright by Text helps parents and caregivers make the most out of time at home with their children by illustrating fun and easy activities, providing positive parenting tips and resources, and even video content to guide a child’s development. The program is proven to build nurturing caregiver-child relationships, and positively impact a child’s healthy development and school readiness. Parents and caregivers can feel assured that they are receiving important local announcements and information in Steele County thanks to United Way of Steele County and its partners.”

To sign up, parents and caregivers with children under 8 can text the word LIVEUNITED to 274448. They will receive 2 to 4 text messages per week, and each message includes a link to a landing page with more detail, short modeling videos, and links to related resources.

All details are credited to Annette Duncan from United Way of Steele County and their press release on the partnership. For more information visit their website or contact Annette at president@unitedwaysteelecounty.org, or 507-455-1180.

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