Spaces for this unique summer offering will fill quickly, so make sure you register today to reserve your spot!
Waterford UPSTART is a school-readiness program that teaches preschool-aged children the skills they need to be ready for school, including basic reading, math, science, and social-emotional learning.
In response to the educational interruptions caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, we’ve arranged to offer free summer access to our award-winning school readiness program in select states: Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, and Texas.
Access to our award-winning Waterford UPSTART software
A program coach for personalized support
Preschool-aged children in an eligible state with a valid address in Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, or Texas
Preschool-aged children born between Sept 1, 2014 and Sept 1, 2015 entering kindergarten Fall 2020
Because our mission is to serve the most at-risk children, we will give priority placement to families at or below 200 percent of federal poverty guidelines at the time of registration.
We especially want to support those who have recently lost income, employment, or access to federally funded preschool due to COVID-19.
Registration is open now, and the program will begin June 1. This summer offer ends August 31, 2020. We will reach out to get you started as soon as a spot is available.
Our software works best on computers and laptops running Google Chrome.
To ensure you know exactly how to use the program, we will provide training videos.
Once your registration is accepted and a spot becomes available, we will contact you with the next steps. Please be patient—we are processing requests as quickly as we can. We’ve never done this during a pandemic before!
In the meantime, check out the learning activities and resources on our Waterford UPSTART Facebook page, which we update daily.
We’ve been involved with at-home learning for over a decade, and we know it poses many challenges to families, even under normal conditions. But 2020 is definitely not normal.
We take seriously our mission to get children ready to start school, and we’re happy to offer some extra help during a unique and difficult time, especially to families who are affected by employment layoffs and furloughs.
As a nonprofit, we can provide this program at no cost to families thanks to generous philanthropic support. The Summer Learning Path is possible because of support from The Studio @ Blue Meridian, The Valhalla Charitable Foundation, and Overdeck Family Foundation, among others.