Community needs a high quality, affordable program to reach and prepare children before they enter kindergarten
State, school or partner funds the UPSTART program
Waterford Institute efficiently and effectively implements the UPSTART program to a targeted geographic area
Children are academically prepared to enter kindergarten
Struggling learners receive support before they begin school
Families are involved in their child’s education early on
Long-term intervention costs are reduced
UPSTART meets the most challenging needs. It is proven to work for:
PROVEN RESULTS FOR ALL CHILDREN
UPSTART is proven to prepare children to enter kindergarten at or above grade level. An external evaluation conducted by the Evaluation and Training Institute (ETI) found UPSTART children showed significantly stronger learning rates on two well-known reading tests compared to children in a control group.
WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING
UPSTART is an advantage and the difference is very noticeable. With UPSTART my son learned to read. I recommend it 100 percent.
The UPSTART at-home preschool program played a major role in teaching Altagracia Garcia's son English, how to read and basic math skills, preparing him for kindergarten and teaching him that learning is fun.
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“I would recommend UPSTART to anyone. UPSTART prepares kids so much that kindergarten can be a refresher for them.”
Maggie Farabee’s son made very rapid progress in reading, and her daughter was able to bypass speech therapy after using UPSTART. Maggie was left feeling empowered to engage in her children’s education.
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