Family Engagement

Family engagement is key for helping children build strong reading skills. That’s why the Florida Grade-Level Reading Campaign is proud to share BookSmart and EarlyCare resources at no cost to families across the state.

BookSmart, presented by Worldreader, helps children build their reading skills through high-quality books and play-based activities that reinforce reading skills in fun and interactive ways. The program offers children and families access to thousands of books in multiple languages — anytime, anywhere, on any device, with tips to support parents and caregivers, too. Visit to get started today!

EarlyCare services as a “virtual coach” for parents and caregivers, delivering health and educational guidance customized to your child’s age from birth through age 8. EarlyCare provides easy to understand messages on speech and reading development, wellness, growth, and other educational milestones, and has a searchable resource library, including games, videos, articles, and learning & development tools for young children. Available in English and Spanish, families simply text “LEARN” or “APRENDER” to 52046 and complete a quick form to enroll up to three children per text number.

Florida GLR would like to thank our statewide partners for joining us in spreading awareness about our EarlyCare text message service! The following organizations have partnered with us to co-brand EarlyCare brochures and disseminate this helpful, free resource to local families, care providers, and community partners.