Smart Start Texas

61% of local 3-and-4-year olds don’t attend preschool.

61% of local 3-and-4-year olds don’t attend preschool.

Start Smart Texas gives busy parents the tools they need to be confident first teachers for their child. This free text service delivers quality child development information directly to parents’ phones, covering topics from early literacy, math, social-emotional development and other skills needed to succeed in preschool, kindergarten and early grades.

Results & Impact

Since the program launched on January 1, 2018:
• More than 2,100 North Texas parents have enrolled, serving 2,350 children.
• More than 60 families receive texts in Spanish.
• 97% of participants said they would be “very likely” or “somewhat likely” to recommend the texting program to a friend