The EarlyStart = MoneySmart project consists of three programs for pre-school to middle school children and their parents:
- From Books to Bucks: Linking Literature and Money for Young Earners offers small-group classroom workshops for children in pre-school through 3rd grade. It uses children's literature, activities, and puppetry to teach developmentally appropriate financial concepts.
- Money Doesn't Grow on Trees is a large-group assembly presentation for children 4th-middle school. Idioms, with a financial theme, are used to launch lessons such as earning income, buying/providing goods and services, saving at various levels, using credit, and calculating interest earned or payable. Children learn by active or audience participation in live lessons and learn the history behind the idioms.
- One a Penny, Two a Penny, Hot Cross Bucks: Equipping Children with Money Management Skills & Family Values guides parents raising children four years old and up in teaching their children about money management as yet another critically important life skill they need to develop. This workshop provides parents with ideas, techniques, and strategies to teach money management while instilling family values.