Bright by Text

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Quick tips for busy parents.

Bright by Text is a free texting service for parents and caregivers of young children prenatal to 8 years old. Powered by Pickens County First Steps, Bright by Text is for anyone who cares for young children through age 8: parents, parents-to-be, grandparents, babysitters, aunts, uncles, neighbors, friends, teachers and more!

Bright by Text can help!

Bright by Text sends 2 to 4 free text messages per week with conversation starters, bonding activities, games to boost brain development, social-emotional development tips, and much more, all tailored to your child's age and location. Available in English and Spanish, the service includes information specifically targeted to the subscriber's children's ages and includes resources available right here in Pickens County.

Easy sign up.

To sign up, text the word SCKIDS to 274448.

You will only be asked for your child's birth date and zip code. That way, you'll get messages timed to their exact age and information about events and resources near you. Your info will never be shared! Bright by Text is completely free, but message and data rates may apply.