Waterford UPSTART provides four-year-old children access to the highest form of academic support in their early education at no cost to participants: personalized family education and coaching, a new computer and Internet if needed, and adaptive educational software.
Waterford UPSTART is an online program, so you’ll need a computer and Internet to access the software, which you may qualify for if you don’t already have them in your home. We do what we can to ensure every child has access to Waterford UPSTART regardless of your personal situation. We’ll come to you and make sure you and your child are ready and set to go.
Waterford UPSTART is proven effective, particularly in English Language Learners. Utah has a strong refugee community, and Waterford partners with them to help their children prepare for kindergarten, but also supports parents who are learning English and learning technology for the first time.
Waterford.org seeks to blend the best aspects of learning science, mentoring relationships, and innovative technologies to form community, school, and home programs that deliver excellence and equity for all learners.