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OSU Extension

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Smart Start Teaching Preschoolers about Money is an educational curriculum, developed by OSU Extension Educators designed to teach children ages 3-5 about the beginning concepts of money. It is intended to be used as a train-the-trainer material for child care providers. It explores such questions as "What is money?" and "What do we do with money?"

Parents extend learning in the home by reinforcing concepts with additional activities and by reading recommended books to their children noted on teh "Tips for Parents" handout. 

Session participants will learn how to use Smart Start lessons to provide training for both center based and in home providers. Topics include: Money Awareness, Spending Money, Sharing with Others, Saving Money

If this is something you would like more information on, please call the Extension Office and ask for Donna Green.