Bright By Text

Care for a young child?

Bright by Text is for anyone who cares for and loves a child, prenatally through age 8: parents, parents-to-be, grandparents, babysitters, aunties, uncles, neighbors, friends, teachers, and more.

Bright by Text can help!

We send free text messages with easy, practical tips and activities right to your cell phone. Our content comes from trusted partners like PBS and Sesame Street. Messages are targeted to your child’s age and include information on development, language and early literacy, health and safety, behavioral tips, and more.

Sign up here:

We only ask for your child’s birth date and zip code. That way, you’ll get messages timed to their exact age and information about local events and resources. We will never share your info! Bright by Text is completely free, but message and data rates may apply.

Below are links to graphics that can be used to promote Bright by Text! Families can use the keyword “Bright” or they can use “Skagit.” Either way, they will get localized messages according to their zip code!

Register Now for the 2022 Professional Learning Institute

Join NAEYC and nearly 2,000 early childhood education professionals for the 2022 Professional Learning Institute, taking place from June 12-15 at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, OH. Get excited about:
Unlimited in-person networking opportunities
200+ diverse sessions
The NAEYC Shop
Exhibit Hall fun
A rejuvenated and diverse city to explore
And much more!

Upcoming Events – Free Behavioral Health CE Training

Free Behavioral Health CE trainings in June! For behavioral health (BH) providers working with children and adolescents, organizations employing BH providers, and partners who work with these professionals anywhere in Washington state: North Sound ACH is hosting four free trainings in June 2022.
  • Trauma & Attachment in Children and Families  |  June 3, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. More information
  • Treating Anxiety Disorders in Children & Adolescents  |  June 9-10, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. More information
  • Trauma-informed CBT for Children & Adolescents  |  June 17, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. More information
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)  |  June 22-23, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. More information

Register here by May 26 to secure your spot! For more information, email

Meet Little Monster

NAMI announces the release of “Meet Little Monster,” a mental health coloring and activity book created for young children as a tool for them to express and explore their feelings in a fun, creative and empowering way, as well as to help foster dialogue between children and the safe adults in their lives.

Perinatal Mental Health Management For Primary Care Providers


This training is designed for Physicians and allied health providers
including Pediatricians, Family Practice, OBGYN, midwives,
internists, etc who are interested in learning more about
implementing perinatal mental health screening and management.

Session 1: Implementing Screening in Practice, Tuesday, April 12, 2022 6:30pm – 8pm
Session 2: Pediatrics Northwest Presentation, Resources to Support Perinatal Mental Health & Well-Being
Thursday, April 28, 2022 6:30pm – 8pm
Perinatal Support (
Sponsored by:
United Way of Skagit through funding from DCYF Strengthening Families Washington
Help Me Grow Skagit Skagit Regional Health United General District 304

North Sound ACH – February Updates

Upcoming Training Events

Engaging Community Health Workers in Evidence-Based Programs  |  Dates:

  • February 22 at 11 a.m. PST
  • March 9 at 10 a.m. PST
  • March 16 at 10 a.m. PST
  • March 24 at 11 a.m. PST

This webinar series will discuss the role of Community Health Workers in implementing evidence-based programs, help drive referrals, discuss avenues for sustaining and reimbursing CHWs, as well as highlight how CHWs can help organizations reach diverse populations and address social determinants of health factors. For more information and to register, click here.

Narcan Training  |  February 22, 11 a.m.
A simple spray could save a life! Please join Amy Wheat, Opioid Outreach Specialist with Snohomish County Human Services to learn how to administer Narcan (Naloxone), a nasal spray that can block the effects of an opioid overdose. Training is free and open to the community! For more information and to register, click here

Mental Health Matters is training individuals to become Peer Mental Health Navigators! During this five-week training you will learn how to: support your community by connecting folks to information and services they may not be aware of, bring awareness and help put an end to harmful stigmas, learn how to help folks through crisis situations, and much more! Navigator training will begin in March, for more information please see their website, and you can register for the training here

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Milestone Checklist

Milestones matter! How your child plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves offers important clues about his or her development. Check the milestones your child has reached by 2 months. Take this with you and talk with your child’s doctor at every well-child visit about the milestones your child has reached and what to expect next.

To View a PDF Version of the Milestone Checklist Click here

To Download to App and View Instructions Click Here