Wisconsin Families!

FREE PreK learning at home

Waterford Upstart is a proven, at-home learning program that helps prepare your child to start kindergarten with confidence.

Families receive everything they need, including access to fun and interactive software, expert coaching and support, and even a computer and internet for families who qualify across the state of Wisconsin. All at no cost.

A lifetime of learning success starts here!​

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Getting started with Waterford Upstart is easy

Step 1: Create your free Waterford Upstart account.
Step 2: Submit an application to enroll your child in the program.

Want some one-on-one help getting your child enrolled?
Reach out—we’re here to help! Call 888-982-9898 or email registration@waterford.org.

Spaces are limited—register before November 1, 2022 to secure your child’s spot!

How is this program free?

Waterford.org is an education nonprofit working to help all children succeed in school. In partnership with the state of Wisconsin, our goal is to remove barriers families face when it comes to early learning.

The state of Wisconsin wants to invest in your child’s future, so they have funded the Waterford Upstart online PreK learning program for four-year-olds and others in the year before they enter kindergarten.
This state funding means it costs you nothing!

More than 150,000 children have used Waterford Upstart across the country

Families spend 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week on early literacy skills with their children

Upstart grads achieve 2–3x the learning gains compared to their peers


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Partnership Inquiries

For more information about this year’s program, please contact our Wisconsin Partnerships Manager, Margo Robertson, at: margorobertson@waterford.org

Legislative Inquiries

For more information about this year’s program, please contact our VP of Government Relations, Beth Plewa, at: bethplewa@waterford.org