Mountain Lake PBS is announcing a new partnership with Bright by Text, a national texting program that delivers expert tips, games, and child development information directly into the hands of parents and caregivers!

With in-person activities currently limited, many parents and child care providers may be struggling or feeling cut off from vital networks that provide support. During the COVID-19 crisis, Mountain Lake PBS is partnering with Bright by Text to support parents and care providers of children ages 8 and under by providing free access to early childhood development tools and local information about community resources!

Once they’ve signed up, parents and caregivers will receive 2 to 4 texts per week featuring fun activities, games, and lessons to help keep children engaged and entertained while learning at home continues. They’ll also receive important information about things like brain development, health and wellness, safety, and more.

Families will also receive information and resources specific to the North Country community— like digital library resources, food pantries, and preschool open enrollment periods. Community organizations across the North Country will submit the latest information about free and accessible services and resources.

“Mountain Lake PBS is committed to providing families in our community with essential services and information,” said Jennifer Kowalczyk, Director of Engagment and Marketing for Mountain Lake PBS. “We’re thrilled to partner with Bright by Text in order to reach families in a new way.”

Make the most out of time at home with fun and easy activities, positive parenting tips and resources, and even video content sent to your mobile device. Each message will include a link to a landing page with more detail, short modeling videos, and links to related resources.

To sign up, parents and caregivers can text “PBSKIDS” to 274448 or visit bbtxt.org/3folEtL.