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Discovery Education and Jackson Charitable Foundation Launch Elementary School Financial Literacy Program “Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids”

Posted Apr 17, 2017
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Discovery Education has partnered with the Jackson Charitable Foundation, which provides educational programming to increase the financial knowledge of Americans, to offer elementary school classrooms nationwide a dynamic financial literacy program.

Developed for teachers, students and families, Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids! prepares students in kindergarten through grade 6 with knowledge, tools and the practice they need to make good financial decisions. The multi-year program includes no-cost classroom and family activities, educator guides, and more developed by Discovery Education’s award winning curriculum team, as well as colorful, animated videos featuring the cartoon band “Cha-Ching.” These engaging activities can be used as stand-alone materials or can be integrated into elementary math and financial literacy lessons.

Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids! Program Elements include:

· Engaging Music Videos — Help children learn money management concepts with lively cartoon characters from the band and storylines around earning, saving, spending and donating; created by children’s educational media expert and Emmy-award winner Dr. Alice Wilder (Blue's Clues, Super Why).

· Classroom Activities —Provide K-6 educators with engaging activities to teach students be money smart.

· Educator Guides — Help educators enhance background knowledge, make meaningful classroom connections, and leverage the Cha-Ching financial literacy videos and classroom activities.

· Family Activities — Offer parents and families the tools and knowledge to teach their children to be money smart.

· Sweepstakes — Promote positive money habits; launching during back-to-school 2017 for up to $10,000 in prizing.

Other program elements include a broad-based public service awareness (PSA) campaign running on Discovery Family; a financial literacy-themed professional development community event and a session at the Discovery Educator Network Global Virtual Conference.

For more information about Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids!, visit

Source: Discovery Education,

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