Waterford is always looking for new ways to grow UPSTART. In addition to Utah’s state funded program, we regularly conduct pilot programs in other states. Read below to learn more. UPSTART may be coming to your area!

In November 2015, the Waterford Institute launched a pilot UPSTART program in Idaho. Carmen County, Cassia County, and Idaho Falls were chosen as pilot areas. Fifty four-year-olds participated in this Waterford-funded pilot in preparation for kindergarten. The Idaho Legislature will be taking the progress and results of the pilot into account as they debate the possibility of funding UPSTART.

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From February to September 2015, the Waterford Institute piloted UPSTART outside of Utah for the first time. Three preschool centers partnered with Waterford in Clinton, West Columbia, and Charleston, South Carolina. Over 60 four year-olds participated in the self-funded pilot in preparation for kindergarten. Results from the pilot have impressed the South Carolina General Assembly into considering a state-funded UPSTART program.

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An UPSTART pilot program is scheduled to begin in Indiana in August 2016.

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