Dear Early Education and Care Colleagues,

The Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) and the Massachusetts Association for Community Action (MASSCAP) held on October 1, a webinar that provided an overview of the Financial Education Toolkit and Training, developed with the Institute on Assets and Social Policy at Brandeis University. Last year, EEC and the Head Start Collaboration Office worked with Brandeis to implement a statewide Financial Literacy Education Pilot Project for early education and care program participants in the mixed-delivery system.

This year EEC with Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant (RTT-ELCG)  has expanded access of the Financial Literacy Education Course to the entire early education and care community through intensive face-to-face training sessions in all CFCE regions, and an online course that has just been launched.  The Financial Education Online Course in now available at http://fle.masscap.org/ The goal of the Financial Education Toolkit training is for early education and care providers and other networks to support families on a path toward long-term economic independence and self-sufficiency in the Commonwealth.

The Financial Education Toolkit Training Overview Webinar, 22 minute recording,  conducted on October 1st, it is now available in its entirety at the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rny1t-JW2Lo . We had over 320 participants registered for this webinar, and EEC is now expanding  this opportunity for you to access the Financial Education Webinar recording which provides information on the face to face training and the newly launched online course.

We hope you  in this short webinar so you can be informed of this exciting new initiative that will help us to help our families on their road to self sufficiency. If you have additional questions related to this project, please contact Jennifer Amaya-Thompson at jennifer.amaya-thompson@massmail.state.ma.us or call her at 617 988-6634.

Sincerely,

Sherri Killins