(PRWEB) December 25, 2013
The National Financial Educators Council (NFEC) is in the final phase of developing over 200 hours of kid’s financial literacy curriculum. The final product will provide 20 hours of lesson plans per year to kids PK to 6th grade and an additional 80 hours of material for 7th and 8th graders.
The new lesson plans is slated to be the most comprehensive kids financial literacy curriculum on the market today. “Kids are forming financial habits at earlier ages than ever before. This generation is bombarded with ads that encourage them to spend their money. It’s our hope this new curriculum can help them develop positive spending and savings habits,” states NFEC CEO Vince Shorb
In keeping with the NFEC’s stated holistic approach to teaching personal finance, the NFEC also includes material for those that support the end users development. The new kids curriculum includes tips and materials for parents and teachers that seek to teach kids about money.
The kid’s financial literacy lesson plans were developed by the NFEC’s curriculum development team and the Curriculum Advisory Board which consists of personal finance experts, award-winning educators, and financial professionals. The curriculum development team bridges real world education and educational standards.
To help people utilize the lesson plans and teach financial literacy effectively, the NFEC has also expanded its Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI) coursework. This professional development course was designed to help those with a desire to teach personal finance the skills and training so they deliver the material in a way that has a lasting positive difference on the participants.
“Teaching financial literacy is different than teaching any other subject because each participant we serve has different financial habits and emotions associated with money. The Certified Financial Education Coursework is focused on motivating, engaging, educating and moving participants to take positive action that align with their long term goals,” says Vince Shorb of the NFEC.
The National Financial Educators Council provides financial literacy solutions to organizations and financial professional globally. The NFEC trains and certifies individuals so they may improve the financial capability of those they serve while raising awareness for the financial education movement. The NFEC’s workplace financial education program provides turnkey solutions for the financial professional looking to teach personal finance.