EPIC Partners With Bright By Text

BUFFALO, NY -- EPIC is honored to team up with Bright by Text, a national parent texting program, to put expert tips, games and child development information directly into the hands of parents and caregivers. The texting service includes topics like brain development, games and activities, health and wellness, STEM, safety and more. Bright by Text partners with experts like PBS, Vroom, Sesame Street, CDC, and others to develop content for families with children aged prenatal to age eight.
 
In addition to expert content, Bright by Text includes messages about information and resources specific to the Western New York community, like digital library resources, food pantries, and preschool open enrollment periods. Community organizations across the eight counties of WNY will submit the latest information about services, events, agencies and additional community resources.
 
"Now more than ever, it is important to connect families with local, relevant content," says Tara N. Burgess, EPIC's Executive Director. "Bright by Text makes communication simple, informative and accessible."
 
The program illustrates fun and easy activities, provides positive parenting tips and resources, and offers video content to guide a child’s development. The program is proven to build nurturing caregiver-child relationships, and positively impact a child’s healthy development and school readiness. Parents and caregivers can feel assured that they are receiving important local announcements and information in WNY thanks to EPIC and its partners.
 
To sign up, parents and caregivers can click here or text the word EPIC to 274448. They will receive 2 to 4 text messages per week, and each message includes a link to a landing page with more detail, short modeling videos, and links to related resources. 
 
For additional information, please email EPIC's Director of Development and Marketing, Liz Vetrano.