SXSW EDU 2018
Bridging the Early Education Divide—A New Model
UPSTART—a technology-delivered at-home kindergarten readiness program—has reached nearly 30,000 4-year-olds in Utah; can it work elsewhere? A private investor put $5M toward 3 pilot programs—Philadelphia, Mississippi and Ohio—to find out.
The results are coming in and making a case for states to begin investing in it as part of their early childhood education mix. Hear from partners with each pilot about how it works with their most at-risk communities.
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Additional Supporting Materials
- How to use technology to reach at-risk children early and prepare them for school
- How to use private investment to fuel innovative early education programs
- How to engage community partners and families in early education efforts
- Claudia Miner, Ph.D., VP of Development & UPSTART Program Director, Waterford Institute
- Maureen Boggs, Early Care and Education Division Director, Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development
- Jenny Bogoni, Executive Director, Read by 4th Campaign
- LaTasha Hadley, Ed.D., UPSTART Program Director; Instructor, Waterford Institute; Alcorn State; Jackson State University
Cara Cloward, Events Mgr, Waterford Institute