Domestic Public Policy

Many Small Steps: Using Text Messaging to Improve Parental Engagement and Their Young Children’s Development

Grant Year: 2016


Susanna Loeb will examine whether text messaging technology can be used to help parents support the education and development of their preschool-aged children. She will undertake a series of experimental evaluations to test whether text messages that provide tips and advice for parents can be used to promote literacy, numeracy, and social and emotional learning. The project will test whether interventions had positive effects on child outcomes. The project’s findings will appear in a report and a series of papers.

Stanford University Domestic Public Policy

$290,086