Utah Legislature Expands UPSTART Funding in 2015 Education Budget


March 16, 2015 — Due to the growing success of Waterford Institute’s UPSTART program, the Utah Legislature approved Tuesday an additional $1 million to fund the free, in-home preschool program with the passage of its 2015 Education Budget. The increase will make room for an additional 1,000 Utah preschoolers.

With the expansion, more than 6,000 children, or approximately 15 percent of Utah preschoolers, will be using UPSTART during the 2015-2016 program year.

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