Financial education for preschoolers at library
By Francine Knowles Staff Reporter November 15, 2011 6:14PM
Updated: December 17, 2011 8:18AM
Preschoolers in Chicago will be able to get lessons in financial education through the Chicago Public Library thanks to a $223,000 grant the library received from the PNC Foundation.
The library will conduct programs to reach 5,000 preschool children and their families that will combine story telling, play-based learning and parent workshops to teach children about spending, sharing and saving. The program will use a multi-media kit developed by Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street.
The library’s 18-month financial education series will be offered at nine branches beginning in January. For more information, visit the library’s web site at www.chipublib.org or call (312) 747-4780.
Free copies of the kit, called, “For Me, for You, for Later: An Early Start to Spending, Sharing and Saving,” are available at PNC Bank branches and online at pncgrowupgreat.com.