This is a sponsored post on behalf of UPSTART and the Mom It Forward Network
Research shows that providing high-quality education for kids before the age of 5 has significant long-term benefits. Multiple studies have shown that children who participate in quality preschool programs are more likely to graduate from high school, earn higher incomes as adults, and get into less trouble with the law. Before the age of 5 is also a key period of growth for children in the areas of cognitive, physical, emotional and social, sensory and motor, and language development.
It is hard to dispute that a program that playfully engages preschoolers across multiple areas of learning is important. For a lot of school districts, though, providing free preschool services for all isn’t quite a possibility yet.
I know for my family we fell into the group of not having a low enough income to qualify for Head Start and not having a high enough income to afford private preschool. So, we found ourselves doing a lot of play dates, story times, park visits, and programs like UPSTART.
What is UPSTART?
UPSTART is a free online preschool program that uses Waterford Institute’s award-winning software. It contains thousands of educational songs, books and lessons to teach reading, math and science. Each child is given unique, individualized lessons based on their skill level and learning style. All the tools that you need to make learning at home fun and intentional.
The program has proven that for just 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week, children can become kindergarten ready. In fact, most children graduate from UPSTART already at an advanced kindergarten level. Over 15% of Utah preschoolers use UPSTART, and in a 2013 study, external evaluators found that kids using UPSTART have 2-3x higher learning rates than those who don’t use the program.
This is an awesome free resource for Utah Families with preschool aged kids. Pre-Registration for the 2016 school year is currently open.
Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity for your child! Register now for UPSTART 2016 and beyond at Waterford UPSTART.