We have all heard the saying, “Children are our future.” So we spend years teaching children to read, write, and solve math problems. We teach them from early on to cross the street safely and not to open the door to strangers. In general, we understand it takes children time to master such skills and safety rules. Yet, schools typically start teaching financial literacy in high school or if we are lucky middle school. Parents often feel talking about money is not appropriate for children or it is too complicated of a topic. But like all areas of learning, financial literacy should be developed and practiced early.In an effort to help children grow up to be financially literate adults, EconomicsWisconsin has devised an early start financial literacy program titled, EarlyStart = MoneySmart. The goal is to equip children, parents, and teachers with skills and strategies related to financial literacy and early economic education through age-appropriate, engaging experiences and activities.