Reading research shows that kids should be learning their sounds, not the names of the letters. Do you know your sounds?


Studies indicate that the best preparation for first-grade reading is when the student can spell and read two to three-letter words. This requires that the child know at least his/her consonants and short vowels, and can say each sound while simultaneously spelling and blending the sounds for reading.

The Kindergarten Bootcamp is for parents and teachers who want a program that includes the systematic introduction of sounds for use in spelling and reading. This program includes the essentials for success from all first-grade reading programs. It also teaches a partial phonetic code! Once students have mastered this program they must go on to learn a full code available in the Tattum Reading Program or any other systematic phonics program.


Included With Your Enrollment in the Self-Directed Program

  • 6 hours of live instruction*
  • Phonics training videos
  • Kindergarten Bootcamp Manual
  • Two classroom schedules
  • Digital book series
  • Ongoing access to live Office Hours with Steve Tattum
  • Access to LearnUp community

About LearnUp Centers

LearnUp is a non-profit reading clinic on a mission to change & improve the way we teach all types and levels of learners to read. We believe every child, regardless of their situation, deserves to learn how to read. Unlike other one-for-one non-profit programs, we believe in teaching reading skills that last a lifetime. We aim to provide a full/partial scholarship to a student in need for every paying student that enrolls at our center! 

Giving Back During the Pandemic

LearnUp is very aware that our community of teachers and families are working under very challenging circumstances during the pandemic to teach children to read. To support our community during the pandemic, we have discounted all of our training programs by at least 50% to allow as many people as possible enroll in our workshops and learn the essential skills for teaching reading to all children and adults. 

Though we believe that the actual value of our programs is more than the enrollment cost, we are committed to supporting you and your community through this unprecedented time. Please reach out to us for more information about financial aid at [email protected]


Kindergarten Bootcamp Sample Curriculum

  Welcome to Kindergarten Bootcamp!
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  Lesson 1: Reading Theory & How to Teach the Sounds
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  Lesson 2: Reading of Syllables
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  Lesson 3: Reading of Sounds
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  Lesson 4: Spelling and Pressure Release Reading Technique
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  Lesson 5: Schedules, Blends, Silent e
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  Lesson 6: Reading with children
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  Exiting the Program
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  Purchasing LearnUp and Tattum Materials
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