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.

Are We In Your State?

  • Helping families since 2020
  • 200 children served this school year
  • Sponsored by The Audacious Project

  • Helping families since 2020
  • 200 children served this school year
  • Sponsored by The Audacious Project
  • Helping families since 2015
  • 400 children served this school year
  • Sponsored by Department of Education EIR Grant
  • Helping families since 2020
  • 200 children served this school year
  • Sponsored by The Audacious Project
  • Helping families since 2016
  • 350 children served this school year
  • Sponsored by FSSA (Family and Social Services Administration)
  • Helping families since 2020
  • 200 children served this school year
  • Sponsored by The Audacious Project

  • Helping families since 2020
  • 60 children served this school year
  • Sponsored by Family Services, Inc

  • Helping families since 2016
  • 200 children served this school year
  • Sponsored by Blue Meridian
  • Helping families since 2020
  • 200 children served this school year
  • Sponsored by Department of Education EIR Grant
  • Helping families since 2019
  • 400 children served this school year
  • Sponsored by The Audacious Project
  • Helping families since 2020
  • 220 children served this school year
  • Sponsored by The Audacious Project & Greater Nashua United Way
  • Helping families since 2020
  • 80 children served this year
  • Sponsored by State of New Mexico
  • Helping families since 2020
  • 200 children served this school year
  • Sponsored by The Audacious Project
  • Helping families since 2019
  • 400 children served this school year
  • Sponsored by Department of Education EIR Grant
  • Helping families since 2020
  • 1,000 children served this school year
  • Sponsored by Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
  • Helping families since 2017
  • 113 children served this school year
  • Sponsored by Lehigh Valley Reads
  • Helping families since 2020
  • 200 children served this school year
  • Sponsored by Department of Education EIR Grant
  • Helping families since 2018
  • 25 children served this school year
  • Sponsored by Cleburne Independent School District
  • Helping families since 2009
  • 19,400 children served this school year
  • Sponsored by Utah State Board of Education
  • Helping families since 2020
  • 500 children served this school year
  • Sponsored by Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
  • Helping families since 2019
  • 400 children served this school year
  • Partner/Funding Source: Department of Education EIR Grant

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!

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