March 30, 2015 — The Mexican Consulate for Utah and Wyoming has endorsed Waterford Institute’s UPSTART in-home school readiness program as an important resource to help Spanish-speaking preschool aged children to learn English and to prepare for kindergarten.
“UPSTART works hard to provide equity in education,” said Eduardo Arnal, consulate of Mexico, based in Salt Lake City. “The program is a resource to all Mexican and Hispanic communities in Utah. The program provides a computer and Internet free of charge to those who qualify and want to participate.”
UPSTART is an in-home, technology-delivered program that includes over 7,000 engaging educational activities in reading, math and science. Participants use UPSTART for 15 minutes per day, five days per week. The adaptive program teaches essential early literacy skills at the pace and level of each individual child to prepare children for kindergarten.