Partnerships to Change Our Children's Futures

Importance of Partnerships is committed to the success of every child from the start of their academic journey. Currently, there are 2.2 million children each year who do not have access to early education programs—nearly half of our nation’s four-year-olds.

Waterford is grateful for sponsors who provide direct financial support for families to participate in Waterford Upstart, and also for partners who invest their time and resources to help build and sustain programs like Waterford Upstart in their local communities. and The Audacious Project

Waterford Upstart was named a 2019 Audacious Project, one of eight projects with world-changing potential. Learn more about TED’s The Audacious Project, and watch Claudia Miner, Executive Director & Cofounder of Waterford Upstart, deliver her TED Talk at the 2019 Audacious Project announcement in Vancouver, BC.

Supportive Sponsors

Supportive Sponsors

Proud Partners is proud to partner with more than 500 public school districts, independent schools, and state entities around the country, including The Utah State Board of Education, the Indiana Family and Social Service Administration, and the South Carolina Education Oversight Committee for Partnership for Innovation.
Foundation for rural education and development
Raspberry pie Partners with 532 Public School Districts and Independent Schools

How can you make the greatest impact on a child's future?

Studies show that every dollar spent on early education yields a seventeen-dollar return.

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