Teaching Practices

Text4Teachers: Terms and Conditions

The mobile information service (the “Service”), including all of its features and content, is provided by ZERO TO THREE on behalf of the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning (NCECDTL) (the “Service Provider”). It may be used solely pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth herein (“Terms and Conditions”).

Your use of the Service is further subject to the terms of our: (i) Privacy Policy, (ii) Copyright and Trademark Notices, and (iii) Acceptable Use Policy. Each is posted on the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC) website, as well as any modifications to these and other policies established by the Service Provider. Find additional information at http://text4teachers.messagingchannel.com/termsofuse.html.

Use of the Service constitutes your agreement to be bound by all of these Terms and Conditions and any and all guidelines and policies established by the Service Provider. It also establishes your agreement that, should you object to any term or condition, guidelines, policies, or any subsequent modifications thereto or become dissatisfied with the Service in any way, your only recourse is to discontinue use of the Service.

Limited License

Subject to these Terms and Conditions, you are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable, unlimited license to access and use the Service for educational and non-commercial use. You may not use the Service when such use includes or results in, directly or indirectly, the sale of the Service. The Service Provider may revoke this license at any time, for any reason. The Service content is only for your personal use.

You are prohibited from copying, publishing, distributing via the Internet or other public computer-based information system, or creating derivative works, including transferring, selling, leasing, licensing, or otherwise making available to any unauthorized party the Service, in whole or in part, or any content contained in the Service.


The Service is provided “as is,” without any representation or warranty, express or implied, of any kind, including but not limited to warranties of merchantability, non-infringement, or fitness for any particular purpose. The service providers do not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the service, the suitability of the content or the reliability of any advice, opinion, statement, or other information displayed or distributed through the services. You acknowledge that any reliance on any such opinion, advice, statement, memorandum, or information shall be at your own risk. The Service Provider does not warrant that the functions contained in the materials will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this website is free of viruses or other harmful components.

Neither the Service nor the Service Provider is offering advice for dealing with specific classroom situations or situations serving individual children. The Service is intended for general information purposes. It is not a substitute for the policy and procedures of your institution.

Information You Provide

Any personally identifiable information you provide to the Service Provider via the Mobile Service is protected by and subject to our Privacy Policy.

Access or Delivery to Mobile Network Is Not Guaranteed

Delivery of information and content to or from a mobile device may fail due to circumstances or conditions beyond the Service Provider’s control. You understand and acknowledge that network, services, including but not limited to mobile network services, are outside of the Service Provider’s control and the Service Provider is not responsible or liable for such problems.

Message Transmission and Delivery by Your Network Operator

You understand and acknowledge that your use of the Service from a terminal such as, by way of example and without limitation, a mobile device or personal computer is subject to any agreements you have with your network service provider. Message and data rates may apply when calling phone numbers or linking to websites or videos in Text4Teachers messages.

Text and Email Messages Are Not Encrypted

Email and text message communications from the Service are not encrypted and, therefore, can be read if intercepted while in transit. Although the Service Providers’ use of this information is governed by the Privacy Policy, it is possible for these communications to be intercepted or accessed without your authorization.

By using the Service, you hereby release the Service Provider, its officers, directors, members, employees, contractors, agents, successors, assigns, and all of their affiliates, subsidiaries, licensors, co-venturers, and partners, from any and all liability arising from or related to any such unauthorized access.

Once delivered to your device or email server, text and email messages are under your control and are your responsibility. You hereby release the Service Provider, its officers, directors, members, employees, contractors, agents, successors, assigns, and all of their affiliates, subsidiaries, licensors, co-venturers, and partners, from any and all liability arising from or related to access to email and/or text messages.

You acknowledge that certain operators do not support or offer certain mobile network services, such as delivery of messaging and mobile Internet access. You understand and agree that the Service may not, in part or in whole, be available to you if your mobile network operator does not support it in a standard that conforms to the Service.

In no event shall the Service Provider or any of its officers, directors, members, employees, contractors, agents, successors, assigns, and all of their affiliates, subsidiaries, licensors, co-venturers, and partners, be liable to an entity for any direct, indirect, special, consequential, punitive, or other damages of any kind whatsoever (including, without limitation, lost profits or revenue, business interruption, loss of information or programs, or other data on your information handling system) that are related to the use of, or the inability to use, the Service (including any errors or omissions), materials, and functions of the Service, or any linked website, even if the Service Provider is expressly advised of the possibility of such damages.

The Service Provider may, in its sole and absolute discretion, terminate, change, suspend, or discontinue any aspect of the Service, including the availability of any features, at any time. The Service Provider, in its sole and absolute discretion, may also impose limits on certain features and Service or restrict your access to parts or all of the Service without notice or liability.

Changes in Terms and Conditions

The Service Provider reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove any portion of these Terms and Conditions in whole or in part, at any time. Changes in these Terms and Conditions will be effective when posted. Your continued use of the Service after any changes to the Terms and Conditions have been posted will be deemed to be your acceptance of those changes.

When we make changes, we will revise the "last modified" date at the top of the Terms and Conditions. For material changes to Terms and Conditions, we will attempt to notify you via text. We encourage you to review this statement periodically.


The Service Provider may determine, in its sole and absolute discretion, that you are in, or have been, in violation of these Terms and Conditions. If such a determination is made, then the Service Provider, in addition to any other available remedy at law or in equity, may suspend or terminate providing the Service to you.

This website and the Service is controlled by the Service Provider from its offices in the United States. The Service Provider makes no representation that materials associated with the Service are appropriate or available for use at other locations outside of the United States. Access to them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. You may not export the materials in violation of U.S. export laws and regulations. If you access from a location outside of the United States, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. These terms and conditions of use shall be governed by the laws of the District of Columbia, without giving effect to its conflict of laws provisions.

You will not use the Service to transmit, either directly or indirectly, any bulk mobile messages or unsolicited commercial mobile messages. You will not use the Service in any way that violates the Service Provider’s Acceptable Use Policy. A breach of any part of the federal anti-spam laws or the Service Provider’s Anti-Spam Policy is a breach of the Terms and Conditions and certain federal and state laws. Such violations may subject the sender and his or her agents to civil and criminal penalties.

If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these Terms and Conditions or portion thereof, to be unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to affect the intent of such provision as nearly as possible, and the remainder of these Terms and Conditions shall continue in full force and effect.

To discontinue use of the service, text Stop to 22660 at any time. For technical assistance, text Help.

Contact Us

If you have questions, please email us at ecdtl@ecetta.info.

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Last Updated: June 6, 2018