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

Now that you’ve been accepted into Waterford Upstart, you are just three steps away from regular daily sessions:

READY

Mentor Account

Mentor Code

Set

Parent Orientation

GO

Skills Check

daily Session

*The dates for these steps depend on your state.

READY!

You can Go on the following dates if you've done everything in the Ready and Set steps:

  • Create a Waterford Mentor account. You’ll use your Mentor account to start sessions, track usage and achievements, and communicate with your program coaches. For help, click here.
  • Add your child to your Mentor account with the code that we sent you in your Ready! email.

We'll send you a Ready email.

  • Create a Waterford Mentor account. You’ll use your Mentor account to start sessions, track usage and achievements, and communicate with your program coaches. For help, click here.
  • Add your child to your Mentor account with the code that we sent you in your Ready! email.
  • Ohio and New Mexico participants should get the email around October 19.

    Utah participants should have got the email around July 6.

  • Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming participants should have got the email around August 4.

  • Mississippi participants should get the email around September 14.

  • Alaska, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, and New Hampshire participants should have got the email around September 21.

*If you are a participant in Idaho, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming, you may be asked to participate in an independent evaluation.

Set!

You can Go on the following dates if you've done everything in the Ready and Set steps:

You are Set when you’ve done the following:  

  • Complete Parent Orientation. It will be available the day after you add your child with the Mentor code. Access Parent Orientation and other training items in the training tab in Mentor.

 

  • Watch the “Skills Check” video. This will get you ready for the first skills check session that your child will take when the software is activated.
  • Take a tour of Mentor! See what it has to offer. There’s hundreds of useful resources and activities you can do anytime.

 

  • Watch the “Skills Check” video. This will get you ready for the first skills check session that your child will take when the software is activated. 

  • Take a tour of Mentor! See what it has to offer. There’s hundreds of useful resources and activities you can do anytime.

 

You are Set when you’ve done the following:  

  • Complete Parent Orientation. It will be available the day after you add your child with the Mentor code. Access Parent Orientation and other training items in the training tab in Mentor.

 

  • Watch the “Skills Check” video. This will get you ready for the first skills check session that your child will take when the software is activated.
  • Take a tour of Mentor! See what it has to offer. There’s hundreds of useful resources and activities you can do anytime.

 

We’ll send you a Set email. 

  • Ohio and New Mexico participants should get the email around October 26.
  • Utah participants should have got the email around August 3.

  • Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming participants should have got the email around August 10.

  • Mississippi participants should get the email around September 21.

  • Alaska, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, and New Hampshire participants should get the email around September 28.

GO!

You can Go on the following dates if you've done everything in the Ready and Set steps:

 

  • Utah: August 24.

  • Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming: September 1.

  • Wisconsin: September 14.

  • Mississippi: September 28.
  • Alaska, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, and New Hampshire*: October 5.
  • Ohio and New Mexico: November 2. 

*New Hampshire participants who live in Nashua county will start a week later.

We’ll send you a Go email on the dates listed above. Once you Go, you should:

Complete Parent Orientation. It will be available the day after you add your child with the Mentor code. Access Parent Orientation and other training items in the training tab in Mentor.

  • Watch the “Skills Check” video. This will get you ready for the first skills check session that your child will take when the software is activated.
  • Take a tour of Mentor! See what it has to offer. There’s hundreds of useful resources and activities you can do anytime.
  • Start regular daily learning sessions. You’ll see a start button next to your child’s name in Waterford Mentor. 

  • Expect a phone call or an email from your program coach. 

  • Establish a consistent, daily routine and help your child do the program 15-20 minutes a day, 5 days a week. Consistency is key!

  • Keep up with their progress and achievements in Mentor by clicking on the available tabs.