UPSTART, a free in-home preschool program for families in Utah, has successfully prepared more than 7,000 children for kindergarten. It’s been extremely successful: participating children often enter kindergarten already above grade level! Not to mention, 99.8% of parents say they felt participating in UPSTART was beneficial.
This program is unique in that it uses award-winning Waterford Institute learning software to teach preschool-aged children reading, math and science, for just 15 minutes a day, five days a week.
Recently, legislators approved a five-year extension for UPSTART and even expanded the program’s funding to allow for 5,000 children annually—that’s more than three times UPSTART’s previous annual headcount of about 1,500 children! The additional funding and extension starts late summer to kick off the 2014-15 preschool year.
And there’s great news– UPSTART has more opening available!
To see if your family qualifies, be sure to fill out the pre-registration information form now!