A free & easy text message program for Illinois families eligible for subsidized preschool programs to support children’s school readiness.
Chat2Learn guides your conversations with your child to prepare your child for kindergarten.
Chat2Learn will send you up to 4 texts a week during this school year with ideas for daily chats with your child.
Taking time to Chat2Learn everyday with your child will build your preschooler’s literacy, math, and social skills.
Preschool Administrators, follow the Bulk Enrollment Instructions to register your families quickly.
HOW IT WORKS
We’ll send you up to five text messages every week with chat inspirations for you to try at home with your child.
LEARN BY CONVERSATION
Chat2Learn builds your child’s literacy, math, and social skills through guided conversations.
DEVELOP A HABIT
You’ll develop a habit of engaging with your child as your chats become more natural and more interesting.
Chat2Learn draws on strong research evidence produced by the Behavioral Insights and Parenting Lab.
EASY TO USE
- Free (standard text messaging rates apply)
- Simple and clear text messages
- No apps to download
- No materials required
BUILT FOR YOU
- Illinois families eligible for subsidized preschool programs.
Program administrators are encouraged to sign parents up on their behalf.
- December 13, 2020 – June 30, 2021
Administrators of subsidized preschool programs are encouraged to sign their parents up to start receiving Chat2Learn text messages.
Follow the Bulk Enrollment Instructions to register your families quickly.
INFORM ADMINISTRATORS AND PARENTS
Download and share the Chat2Learn Informational Brochure with other administrators and parents!
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