Pre-Register Now for UPSTART
If your child is entering kindergarten in 2016 or later, use the form below to pre-register for UPSTART 2015 and beyond. You may also call 1-800-669-4533 to pre-register by phone or check the status of an existing pre-registration.
Pre-register by Phone or Online
To pre-register, talk to one of our representatives by calling 1–800–669–4533 now or fill out and submit the form below.
Registration is currently closed for the kindergarten year you’ve selected.
Is UPSTART right for me and my child?
UPSTART is a free, in-home preschool program that uses award-winning Waterford Institute learning software to teach preschool-aged children reading, math and science.
Who can participate?
UPSTART is for Utah children the school year before they go to kindergarten. The next UPSTART class will begin late summer 2014. To pre-register, your child must be born between Sept. 2, 2009 and Sept. 1, 2010.
Participating children need to be able to use the program for 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week.
Why is this free?
The Utah legislature provided the funds for this program as a way to help Utah’s preschool-aged children better prepare for kindergarten.
Who should use UPSTART?
UPSTART is perfect for students of all abilities. The software teaches the child at his or her own pace, drawing on over 8,000 learning activities appropriate for preschool through third-grade levels, making it ideal for students ranging from special needs to advanced.
Families who qualify may receive the computer and Internet required for free. We also welcome English language learners, and support parents via phone and email in their native language.
Need more information? Check out our “Common Questions” section.