Waterford Upstart is a school-readiness program that teaches preschool-aged children basic skills they need in reading, math, and science.
Waterford Upstart provides access to academic success at no cost to participants: personalized family education and coaching, a new computer and Internet if needed, and adaptive educational software.
To begin your journey, you’ll need to complete our online registration form. The form requires some basic info (don’t worry, we never sell any of your personal information), and should take less than 15 minutes!
Once your registration form is processed, you’ll receive a confirmation email giving you the final steps to complete the enrollment process, which will include signing some parent agreement paperwork.
After you complete the form, you’ll receive a confirmation email letting you know we’ve received your information. We’ll also follow up with your next steps when you get closer to your starting date.
Access to our award-winning Waterford UPSTART software
A program coach for personalized support
Waterford UPSTART is an online program, so you’ll need a computer and Internet to access the software, which you may qualify for if you don’t already have them in your home. We do what we can to ensure every child has access to Waterford UPSTART, regardless of your personal situation.
We’ll make sure you and your child are ready and set to go.
Spell Their Name
Letter Sounds (hearing)
Recognizing and Making Groups
Sun, Moon, Constellations
Water and Clouds
This at-home program has helped almost 70,000 children over the past 10 years.
Studies show that children who complete Waterford UPSTART make significant academic gains before entering school, and they retain those gains through third grade, at least—keeping your child at the head of the class long after graduation!