The nonprofit Waterford.org uses your generous donations to provide children with scholarships for Waterford UPSTART, the award-winning kindergarten readiness project that’s provided at no cost to families.
Whether providing a one-time donation or monthly donation, you can help make this life-changing impact on children’s lives.
2.2 million children, nearly half of our nation’s 4-year-olds, don’t have access to early education.
The average Waterford UPSTART graduate enters kindergarten reading at nearly a first-grade level.
Academic gains from Waterford UPSTART continue through the 4th grade, especially among at-risk populations.
Parent Support and Coaching – Many at-risk communities struggle to provide families with early education resources. Waterford UPSTART empowers parents with the tools they need to guide their child to academic success.
Technology They Cannot Afford – Waterford UPSTART provides new laptops for children to use our software, but that also allows family members to learn, communicate, and grow, eliminating the technology gap in many low-income homes.
Internet Access They Cannot Afford – A lack of reliable high-speed Internet can be a barrier to education options. Waterford UPSTART resolves this access issue by providing Internet directly in the homes of participants.
Award-Winning Early Learning Software – Waterford UPSTART provides early education access directly in the homes, which proves successful in as little as 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week.
*80% of participants will require all elements of Waterford UPSTART, an estimated cost of $2,000 per child; 20% will only require software and support, an average cost of $1,000 per child