Ready4K

Early literacy texting service

  • For parents and caregivers with children birth - age 5
  • 3 texts per week
  • Tips and tools that help your child learn
  • In English and Spanish

Research shows receiving these helpful texts can significantly increase children’s learning.

How to sign up

  • Drop by the Youth Services Desk or Alta Branch to sign-up or to drop off your downloaded sign-up form
  • Text R4K WY to 70138 to join any of the programs (0 through 5) in English or Spanish
  • Download English sign-up form here
  • Para español, haga clic aquí 

Signing up at the library enables the University of Wyoming to contact parents for their feedback and ideas for improving the text message service.

About the service

University of Wyoming’s Literacy Research Center and Clinic teamed up with Stanford University to make the Ready4K service available in Wyoming in 2016.  Ready4K is now provided by a company started by the original Stanford researchers called ParentPowered Technologies.  Statewide organizations, including the Wyoming Library Association and Wyoming Head Start Association, are supporting outreach efforts to parents of children kindergarten age and younger.  Locally, leaders in promoting this service include the library, Children’s Learning Center and Teton Literacy Center.