If you live in Utah and have a four-year-old, then Waterford UPSTART is for you! This FREE online kindergarten readiness program produces nothing but positive results–just ask my three boys. You’ll never regret investing in your child’s future. Check it out today.
This is NOT a paid promotion. I just love Waterford UPSTART so much, that I want other parents to know about it too. I have four boys and my three oldest have all participated and graduated from Upstart. And my youngest is going to start this fall. So, why is UPSTART so great? Keep reading to find out.
What is Wateford UPSTART?
Waterford UPSTART is basically free, online preschool for all four-year-olds living in Utah (pilot programs are also happening in other states) who will be entering kindergarten in one year. Here’s just a few things UPSTART offers:
- Personalized family education and coaching
- New computer and internet (if needed)
- Adaptive educational software
The average Waterford UPSTART graduate enters kindergarten reading at nearly a first-grade level and maintains their gains for years to come, according to their website.
Reason #1: It’s FREE!
It’s free thanks to generous sponsors, partners, grants, or local governments who want to see children succeed. Most preschools near my home in Utah County range from $85 to $130 per month for four-year-olds. That’s almost $1,200 per year. If money is tight, this is a huge blessing.
Plus, if you don’t have a computer and/or Internet at home, you can qualify to receive both during the duration of the program. Basically, money is no longer an issue in order to get your child enrolled in preschool.
Reason #2: It’s easy and caters to your child
Waterford uses its adaptive early learning software which teaches reading, match and science. The program gets harder the more your child learns. It’s so easy, that all three of my kids didn’t need any instruction. They were able to do it all on their own, everyday (which I loved the most).
Reason #3: It really works
All three of my kids did regular preschool in conjunction with UPSTART. Our preschool teacher said that she could always tell the which of her students were enrolled in UPSTART. They were simply more advanced in reading than the rest of the kids. My boys were all reading at first grade level before then entered kindergarten.
Reason #4: It gives you peace of mind
Every parent wants their child to succeed. We always worry if we are doing enough. UPSTART took away a lot of my stress because I knew my boys would be ready for kindergarten. It was amazing to see the progress that each of my kids made. They went from not even knowing their letters to reading full sentences and books.
Reason #5: It’s structured and organized
Waterford UPSTART works with you every step of the way to ensure your child is progressing. The program requires your child to go online for 15 minutes, five days per week. They keep an organized record of each child’s progression to ensure every child’s success. It forces me and my child to keep at it and the results are so rewarding. Plus, they are very flexible if you have to go out of town or miss a day here and there.
So, what are you waiting for? Call 1.800.669.4533 or visit waterfordupstart.org and register today! You won’t regret it.
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