Bright By Text for Families

Are you pregnant or caring for a child between the age of 0-8?

Great news! We have partnered up with Bright by Text to bring the program to families within Harris County. Bright by Text sends FREE activities, games, and local resources to expecting parents and caregivers of children between the age of 0-8 right to their cell phones.


Messages are customized to your child’s age so you will only receive messages that are helpful to you and your family. Weekly texts include activities and local resources to support your child’s early development, language and early literacy, health and safety, and more.


To receive FREE tips directly to your phone, text TEXASKIDS to 274448 or sign up online at


Signing up is simple! All you need is your:

  • Cell phone number – more than one caregiver per household may sign up 
  • Home zip code
  • Child’s birth date or due date if pregnant – multiple birth dates or due dates are allowed



Learn more about how to enroll in Bright By Text:


A child’s brain develops more rapidly in the earliest years than at any other point in their life. Children rely on interactive experiences and strong relationships with their parents and caregivers to support their health and life-long learning. All parents can use a little back-up to make the most of this critical time. Whether you’re expecting a baby or a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle, or other caregivers, Bright by Text can make supporting children’s healthy development a little bit easier!


While there is absolutely no cost for enrolling, data and message rates may apply. You can cancel your Bright By Text messages any time by texting STOP to 274448. For help text HELP to 274448 or email Bright ByText will never share, sell, or disclose your information. To read more about Bright By Text’s privacy policy, please visit

For additional activities and resources from First3Years, please visit our Baby Day page.