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Through a special partnership between the Tennessee Department of Education and the Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation (GELF), Shelby County Schools is excited to offer free access to Ready4K to families of students in grades Pre-K-3.

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.