Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

Your child will need to know a lot before school begins. Things like:
  • Knowing letters of the alphabet
  • Counting to 10
  • Writing their name

Join the thousands of families who have helped their children learn these skills and more with Waterford Upstart. Save your spot today.

A lifetime of learning success starts here!​

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How Does Waterford Upstart Work?


We Send You a Laptop

No computer? No problem! For qualifying families, we’ll send one for your child to use during the program – at no cost to you!


Your Child Uses Our Software

In only 20 minutes a day, 5 days a week, our award-winning learning software prepares your child for kindergarten with personalized lessons.


We Support You All the Way

You’re not in it alone. Your personal coach is there to answer questions and guide you through the program.

Everything for Kindergarten Readiness

Your child completes our early education program from the comfort of your home—at no cost to you!

They’ll learn basic reading, math, and science to be successful and confident in school!

More than 90,000 families across the country have used Waterford Upstart’s at-home learning program to help their children get ready for kindergarten.

About Waterford Upstart

  • You get a computer to complete the program
  • Your child uses our software at home for just 20 minutes a day
  • Families receive support and one-on-one coaching
  • On average, children who graduate enter kindergarten reading at nearly a first-grade level!

(Registration takes less than 10 minutes.)

How is this Program Free?

We are an educational nonprofit working to help all children be successful in school. Your state and generous philanthropic supporters also want to invest in your child’s future, so they have funded Waterford Upstart’s summer program for four-year-olds in your state. This means it costs you nothing.

Software Includes Engaging Lessons

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Don’t Miss Out!​

This is a unique and free opportunity to prepare your child for academic success!

Frequently Asked Questions

The easiest way to see if you are eligible is to fill out our registration form. The form takes about 6 minutes to complete. Ready to get started?

Waterford Upstart is funded by state governments and/or private philanthropies. That’s how the program can be offered at no cost to you. Ready to get started?

After you register, you’ll receive emails to guide you through the next steps. Those steps include:

  • will send you any equipment we’re providing.
  • Complete orientation (12 minutes)
  • Establish a routine with your child of 15-20 minutes a day, 5 days a week
  • Continue your new routine and watch your child learn and grow 

In many cases, can provide a computer and Internet access to those that need them. Complete your registration to see if you qualify. Ready to get started?