1.Welcome Video for PreK Students
Introduce PreK students to Waterford SmartStart, our adaptive online learning software designed for four-year-olds.
1.1.Computer Literacy: Mouse
Use this lesson to teach your students how to use a mouse.
2.SmartStart Introduction for Teachers
SmartStart and Waterford Early Learning both use the same manager to add students, manage curriculum, and access Classroom Advantage. Both courses are available for students to use on an iPad and a laptop or desktop computer. Use the other guides in the help for instructions on using the manager, or follow the links below:
Teacher materials include classroom resources like worksheets, printable masters, audio clips, classroom activity ideas, and newsletters.
To find Teacher Materials
- Teacher Materials for Waterford Reading and Waterford Math & Science are currently organized according by Common Core standard. You can use the Level and Standards search filters, but at this time you cannot use keyword search or any other search filters.
- Teacher Materials for SmartStart PreK complement lessons and activities from the SmartStart Teacher Guide and SmartStart Activity Library.
3.1.Walk-through: Offline Materials in SmartStart
Prepare Accounts for Home Access
Home Access must be enabled in the Waterford Manager by an administrator. When Home Access is enabled, parents automatically receive an email with a unique URL assigned to their child and setup instructions. For Home Access to work, it is required that teacher and student user accounts include email addresses, and that student accounts include an accurate birth date.
Find more details in the Home Access section of the School Manager for Administrators guide.