Waterford Upstart Programs

What Is Waterford Upstart?

Waterford Upstart is a kindergarten-readiness program that teaches preschool-aged children basic skills they need in reading, math, and science. Thanks to generous support, we can offer this program at no cost to participating families. Over the past decade, we’ve expanded to more than 20 states and have helped over 70,000 children prepare for kindergarten.

Where Is Waterford Upstart?

How Do We Determine Which States?

As a nonprofit, Waterford Upstart is made possible by federal grants, local governments, and generous philanthropic support that allow us to offer the program in specific states. We continually seek out partnerships to fund more programs to help more families.

What Would We Get?

  • Award-winning software your child uses at home in 15 to 30 minutes, 5 days a week
  • Independent online activities and resources for off-line practice
  • Guidance and tools to help you support your child’s learning

Why Should We Sign Up?

  • Waterford Upstart works! On average, graduates enter kindergarten reading at almost a first-grade level
  • Your child will learn! The program builds academic skills and routines so your child is ready to be confident and successful at school
  • It costs you nothing! Thanks to generous support from our partners, we provide everything you need to complete the program
    *Computer and Internet provided to qualifying families
  • We’re always here for you! Your program coach will keep in touch to make sure you know what to do every step of the way

Be confident that your child is ready for kindergarten with Waterford Upstart!