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One Step at a Time: The Effects of an Early Literacy Text Messaging Program for Parents of Preschoolers

Benjamin N. York, Susanna Loeb

NBER Working Paper No. 20659
Issued in November 2014, Revised in November 2014

---- Acknowledgements ----

We give special thanks to Carla Bryant, Chief of Early Education of San Francisco Unified School District, and her team, for the many ways in which they supported this study. We are grateful to the Silver Giving Foundation and the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund for their generous financial support. We also thank Helen Maniates, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education at the University of San Francisco, Molly Wertz, Executive Director of Raising A Reader in San Francisco, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, and various team members of Jumpstart Northern California, including Jennifer Curran and Catherine Aranda, for their feedback on our text messages. This research was also supported by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), United States (U.S.) Department of Education, through Grant R305B090016 to Stanford University. The opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not reflect the views of the Silver Giving Foundation, the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, IES, the U.S. Department of Education, or the National Bureau of Economic Research. This randomized controlled trial (RCT) was registered in the American Economic Association Registry for RCTs (RCT ID AEARCTR-0000536).

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