About The Program
Bluff City Baby is a gift for new parents that has been designed to encourage early literacy activities. It will be years before your baby begins to read independently, but engaging in nurturing Touch, Talk Read and Play on a daily basis lays the foundation for your child’s future language skills and healthy social-emotional development.
The 2020 pilot program at Methodist South Hospital is being managed by staff at the Urban Child Institute. As the program grows, volunteers will be needed to fill backpacks with items. Please check back for updates. In the meantime, click here to find other literacy-related volunteer opportunities in Memphis.
New Parents! Text4baby is a free service that sends personalized messages directly to you. The texts have information you can trust because they are developed by experts from all over the country. There is also an app that provides additional information about your baby’s development, childcare tips and more. Click here for more information.
Ready4K: an evidence-based family engagement curriculum delivered via text messages.
Books From Birth: a program providing early literacy resources to children from birth to age five.