b'Strengthening familiesSupporting and ConnectingThink Small is focused on strengthening Minnesota families, especially those in underserved communities, so that all children will be ready for kindergarten. We strive to educate parents about the importance of high-quality early care and education as well as increasing their knowledge about early childhood development. We connect families with a wide range of resources including Parent Aware rated programs, need-basednancial supports, as well as innovative programs aimed at enhancing a childs learning at home. Think Small ParentPowered TextsMore than 10,000 families have enrolled in Think Small ParentPowered Texts since its launch three years ago. This free, research-based program supports kindergarten readiness. Text messages are offered in English, Spanish, Somali, Arabic, and Dakota languages. Parents and caregivers are sent three developmentally-appropriate texts per week. www.thinksmall.org/textsIn October 2019, Dianne Haulcy, Senior Vice President of Family Engagement, was a guest on WCCO-TVs Mid-Morning Show. She was interviewed about Think Small ParentPowered Texts.2 0 2 0 R E P O R T T O T H E C O M M U N I T Y'