MASSCAP: Financial Educational Toolkit

Financial Education Toolkit

Brain Building in Progress

The MA Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) sponsored this Financial Education online course for Early Education and Care Providers in partnership with the Massachusetts Association for Community Action (MASSCAP). Last year, EEC and the Head Start State Collaboration Office contracted with Brandeis University -- Institute on Assets and Social Policy (IASP) at the Heller School of Social Policy and Management to implement a statewide Financial Literacy Education Pilot Project for early education and care programs participating in the mixed-delivery system. The Financial Education Toolkit was originally developed by MASSCAP, in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and the Institute on Assets and Social Policy at Brandeis University.

This year, EEC has expanded access of the Financial Education Course to the entire early education and care community through this online course. The goal of the online Financial Education Course is for early education and care providers to support families on a path toward long-term economic independence and self-sufficiency in the Commonwealth.

Specifically, the Financial Education Toolkit provides resources and guidance on specific financial issues and problems. It was designed as a toolkit, to be used with families on a one-on-one basis, in small groups or in a classroom setting.

We recommend that you go through the modules in the order they are presented, starting with the Overview and ending with Module 6. Expect to spend at least 30 minutes with each module. If you’d like a certificate of completion, click on the Final Quiz link and follow the instructions there.

For a quick tutorial on how to navigate through the interactive modules, view the tutorial.

View Tutorial

Three people seated at a table with planning documents. An image of cash laid upon a calendar. An image of credit cards and cash. An image of a bank. A person filling out a form. A person holding a piggy bang.