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Through a special partnership between the Tennessee Department of Education and the Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation (GELF), Memphis-Shelby County Schools is excited to offer free access to Ready4K to families of students in grades Pre-K-4.

Ready4K is a research-based text-messaging program, that helps parents bridge the gap between the classroom and home and ensure that students learn no matter where they are.


  • You don’t have to sign up for Ready4K texts. Just don’t opt out!
  • Get three Ready4K texts per week with fun facts and engaging literacy tips to help your child continue to learn while at home.
  • The messages match each child’s age, even if you have more than one child.
  • Ready4K tips are easy because they build on daily home routines, like getting dressed, bath time, or preparing a meal.