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Early learning goes online:Waterford Institute Upstart

Techstination feature for Monday, March 4, 2019

Techstination, your destination for gadgets and gear.   I’m Fred Fishkin.      Online education has been around for many years now…and for parents of pre-schoolers…the ability to bring early education into the home …can be a tremendous help.  The non-profit Waterford Institute has been working with a variety of states to make its kindergarten readiness curriculum available.  And they are working on a version that will be directly available to consumers as well.    Chief Upstart Officer Claudia Miner…

“You have to have a computer, you have to have the Internet.   But then we provide everything else you need.   The software and every family is assigned a coach.  So the coach is in regular contact with the family and knows a lot about how that family’s day or week works.”

Upstart is aimed at four year olds and in most cases, it is publicly funded.    You can find more at WaterfordUpstart.org.

You can find us at Techstination.com.   I’m Fred Fishkin.

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