Guide your PreK-2 students along an adaptive learning path with Waterford Reading Academy. Our unique program blends explicit instruction with engaging activities to equip every educator with the tools they need for student success.
Anchored in the science of learning, students progress through an adaptive learning path in reading, math, and science.
Students receive explicit and systematic instruction. Learners leap forward once they’ve demonstrated skill proficiency and encounter supportive feedback and reteaching when necessary.
Waterford knows that learning is fun! Interactive early learning activities, songs, and stories are designed to suit how young children learn. Presented with a lovable cast of characters, students work toward literacy skill proficiency at their own pace.
Because of its adaptive nature, it’s perfect for all learners, including those receiving special education services and students needing more challenging content. Multilingual learners who speak Spanish thrive with embedded Spanish language support and companion resources in Spanish.
By leveraging evidence-based research and the science of reading, each student’s reading development is optimized to accelerate learning and provide targeted intervention.
Learners develop foundational math and science literacy skills through an adaptive learning path infused with authentic texts and engaging songs to develop academic vocabulary and background knowledge, aligned to Common Core and state standards. The math curriculum follows the What Works Clearinghouse Five Evidence-based Recommendations for Teaching Math to Young Children.
The Waterford curriculum uses a “Windows and Mirrors” framework when creating content. Taking careful consideration to ensure learners see themselves positively represented–”mirrored”–in the content, and have a respectful, accurate, inclusive “window” to other cultures, storylines, illustrations, and narration.
Families are encouraged to participate in their child’s learning journey. Personalized learning tips, plus access to hundreds of digital books and resources in English and Spanish, offer families loads of ideas for at-home learning.
Digital playlists make it easy to teach new skills and reinforce learning concepts on interactive whiteboards or by assigning playlists to groups of students.
With thousands of standards-aligned resources, educators have instant access to print resources to supplement instruction.
Intuitive dashboards and reports allow educators to quickly identify where support is needed, monitor progress, and track usage.
Waterford programs have demonstrated the highest levels of ESSA efficacy, including two randomized control trial studies published in the prestigious What Works Clearinghouse. Results consistently support Waterford’s effectiveness regardless of school or district size, location, and demographics.
Waterford significantly and equitably impacts Nevada learning outcomes in reading and math.
Waterford leads all kindergarten early learning programs in Utah.
Waterford usage in kindergarten leads to Texas first graders outperforming their peers in literacy.
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