How Philadelphia is Using UPSTART to Address Its Early Education Problem

In January, Read by 4th partnered with Waterford to bring UPSTART, our at-home kindergarten readiness program, to nearly 200 preschool-age children in Philadelphia.

“One of the challenges we have here in Philadelphia is that there simply are not enough quality PreK slots for our children to access, so anytime we can find a resource that fills that gap, we’re excited to help make that happen,” Jenny Bogoni, executive director of the Read by 4th campaign, said. “What UPSTART makes possible is bringing a resource to help children get ready for kindergarten that they can access in their homes, with their families, very easily, every day.”

Watch the video to learn more about UPSTART Philadelphia and hear from three families, in their own words, how UPSTART is helping get their child ready for school.