University is First Academic Partner to Receive Funding as Part of PNC Financial Education Program
Utilizing the For Me, for You, for Later: First Steps to Spending, Sharing and Saving curriculum, which is part of the PNC Grow Up Great project developed by Sesame Workshop for children ages 2 through 5, Montclair State will identify schools and early childhood centers to offer high-quality professional development, workshops, study groups, action research, and conferences to professionals who educate young children.
“On behalf of the University, we are honored to have been selected as PNC’s first academic partner for the Grow Up Great financial education initiative,” commented Ada Beth Cutler, dean of Montclair State’s College of Education and Human Services. “There is a tremendous need for financial learning programs specifically geared toward preschool children and their families and we look forward to implementing the Spending, Sharing and Saving program with educators.”
This initiative increases the reach of PNC Grow Up Great, a 10-year $100 million program to improve early childhood education. Since its 2004 launch, more than one million children have benefited from PNC programs and $30 million in grants to numerous non-profit organizations. Previous areas of focus include science, math, and the arts.
The PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group (NYSE: PNC), actively supports organizations that provide services for the benefit of communities in which it has a significant presence. The foundation focuses its philanthropic mission on early childhood education and community and economic development, which includes the arts and culture. Through its signature cause, Grow Up Great, PNC has created a 10-year, $100 million initiative to enhance early childhood education and school readiness.
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