WQLN Families Turn on to Financial Literacy extends our educational outreach through a series of workshops promoting financial fitness. Parents learn how to make informed decisions from the responsible use of credit to basic principles of saving money, including other financial decisions affecting their family's future.
WQLN Families Turn on to Financial Literacy is an innovative literacy workshop series that emphasizes the involvement of the entire family in a child's education. This four-week program brings parents and children together once a week for an interactive learning experience that includes reading, hands-on activities, and educational television programming.
-Actively involves parents, teachers, students, and the community.
-Promote the Learning Triangle concept: View Do Read combining television viewing (PBS Kids Programs) with books and hands-on activities.
-Incorporates the national "Ready To Learn" program and addresses "No Child Left Behind Mandates"
-Reaches out to families of varying backgrounds in an exciting way.
-Empowers families to make the changes they need to be successful.
-Forms positive relationships.
-Supports teachers with standards-based curriculum and in-class lessons.
-Involves the community.
-Makes connections between life at school, home, the workplace, and the community
-Provides an opportunity for public television to connect families to opportunities, resources, social networks, services, and education.
-Rewards families when they participate in the entire workshop series.
Topics covered in the four week series include:
Banking on our Future--Helping your child explore their mathematical skills
Session Two: The Basics of Saving and Investing
Session Three: Budgeting and Balancing
Session Four: Don't Buy It-- Media Literacy and the Urge to Spend Intead of Save
PBS Kids Programs included in the curriculum: Cyberchase, Arthur, and Berenstain Bears
All families completing the program will receive four children's books plus a tote bag for the family. Additionally, each family completing the program will be enrolled in the WQLN Kids Club. As Kids Club Members, families will receive free kids admission to Waldameer, including parent discount passes and so much more! For more information, contact Kathy at (814) 217-6001 or firstname.lastname@example.org.