Case Studies

“Kindergarten, Here We Come!” 3 Families Share How Mississippi UPSTART Prepared Their Child for Kindergarten

Not all children have access to the quality early education opportunities vital to set them on the path to success. At Waterford, we’re committed to changing that—one child at a time, wherever they are. Our UPSTART program works to reach children at home, combining Waterford’s online, research-based curriculum with a robust parent support program to […]


Using Adaptive Curriculum to Meet Every Student’s Needs

Jay School Corporation in Indiana uses Waterford Early Learning’s reading, math and science curriculum with hundreds of its kindergarten, first and second grade students. The district says the adaptive program meets the needs of all its students— from struggling to advanced—and helps engage students, inform teachers and close gaps early. CHALLENGE For many of the […]


School Spotlight: Stellar Elementary Students Thrive in “Camp Waterford”

We love seeing the innovative ways districts use Waterford. At Stellar Elementary School in Colorado, students participate in “Camp Waterford,” an after-school intervention program that uses Waterford curriculum. Here the students pose in their “Camp Waterford Stars” hats and hold up three fingers in a “W”—their camp sign!   Adams 12 Five Star Schools is a […]


UPSTART Partners with Local Agency to Bring At-Home Program to Ohio Families

In Ohio, Waterford UPSTART recently partnered with the Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development (COAD) to bring early education opportunities to more children in rural and low-income areas of the state. “Poverty in Appalachian Ohio is stark,” Maureen Boggs, Early Care and Education Division Director at COAD, said. “Kids who are living in high levels of poverty […]


How an Innovative Indiana District Found Success with Reading Intervention

  New Albany Floyd County Consolidated School Corporation (NAFCS) in Indiana uses Waterford Early Learning as a reading intervention tool in its K-2 classrooms. Research shows the adaptive curriculum is helping to close early literacy gaps for struggling readers across all student populations. The district is also piloting Waterford’s at-home kindergarten readiness program with about […]


In Hillsborough County, Preschoolers Using Waterford “Significantly Outperform” Control Group

During the 2014-2015 school year, Hillsborough County Public Schools in Florida turned to Waterford for an early learning curriculum developmentally appropriate for preschoolers. The district also needed a proven solution to incorporate teacher professional development in a meaningful way for early educators. CHALLENGE As the eighth largest school district in the United States, Hillsborough County […]