Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 30, 2012
The National Financial Educators Council launches Life Stages financial literacy lesson plans to provide organizations that serve all ages of participant’s turnkey education solutions to their financial literacy needs. The NFEC has developed comprehensive personal finance curriculum for kids (pre-kindergarten – 2nd grade, 3rd – 5th grade, middle school), teens (high school and college) and adults (variety of age groups).
All ages of the NFEC’s financial literacy lesson plans were developed by the NFECs’ 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. Combined they have reviewed the financial statements of over 50,000 people, giving them a deep understanding of the issues people are facing today.
The completion of the Life Stages personal finance curriculum helps organizations reduce the time and costs associated the development of a financial literacy initiative so organizations can reach more people with practical money management skills. The main objective is to improve the financial capability of people of all ages so they avoid common fiscal traps that trouble many people.
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. For instance, in the case of children the NFEC has material for parents. When teaching senior citizens about money, the NFEC provides material for their kids. “Most people don’t talk about money. We provide material that helps starts conversation among family members and money,” states Cecile Abad of the National Financial Educators Council.
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 money management lessons 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’s mission is to improve the financial capability of people of all ages, socioeconomic backgrounds and geographic locations. The completion of the Life Stages financial literacy lesson plans has rounded out their financial literacy product offerings. The NFEC is a social enterprise organization and to fulfill their mission they provide complimentary material for each product that is sold.