Think Small, in partnership with ParentPowered, implemented a text-based program in Minnesota in 2017. This program is based on the research of Benjamin York and Susanna Loeb (One Step at a Time: The Effects of an Early Literacy Text Messaging Program for Parents of Preschoolers). This study found that the texting program had a positive effect on parent engagement in home literacy activities with their children, as well as parental involvement at school. Increased parental activity at home and school correlated with student learning gains in some areas of early literacy.