Simply powerful communication.

As a valued member of your state’s Child Care Resources and Referral program, you’re the expert. You have all the right answers for how to best serve the children in your community. That’s the easy part. The hard part is sending that information to child care providers and families in an efficient way. Step Ahead supports you with the tools you need to deliver custom information to child care providers and families in your network using the most reliable form of communication — text messaging.

How Step Ahead Works

With a 98% open rate, text message alerts are the most efficient way to communicate. Step Ahead helps you leverage this trend to easily segment audiences and send each individual a wide range of short, relevant messages packed with information they want.

Do More with Text Message Marketing

Build relationships by providing more than just emergency notifications. Now you can stay in constant contact with your network through announcements, fundraising opportunities, and community information.

Step Ahead Features You’ll Love

You don’t need another confusing program that wastes precious time and resources. Instead, invest in a platform that focuses on the specific needs of CCR&Rs.

Easy to Manage

Separate your specific target groups or regions into segmented audiences in a few minutes.


Delivering hundreds of emails can be slow, and not everyone checks their inbox constantly. SMS text message alerts deliver immediately, right where provider and parents are most likely to see them.


SMS messages have the highest open rate of any communication channel. Feel confident knowing your expertise is being delivered and read by all the right people.

Need Help Meeting Compliance?

We are experts in compliance. We'll review and audit your center’s shortcode and SMS communication from a consumer perspective with the right regulations in mind to ensure you are 100% compliant.

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Let us ensure your text message marketing and communication are always compliant. Contact us today to learn more from our expert consultants.