Young kids learn about financial literacy

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -- Young kids are getting an early head start on how to learn how to save money.

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Preschoolers at Creative Kids Daycare in Meridian had a special visitor from Citizens National Bank. She read them a story about places to save money.

The eager kids then learned about where to put their money so it will be safe, and they won't lose it.

Educators with the daycare say it's never too early to start teaching kids about how to be responsible when they get older.

"This is just one of the things we do for the community. It's called financial literacy," said Shawnda Grace, a bank manager with Citizens National Bank. :We enjoy coming out to the schools and teaching the little ones about money and how to save and the do's and don'ts of having an account."

Citizens National Bank offers these financial literacy courses starting with kids at pre-kindergarten all the way to senior citizens. You can contact them if you want to get your group involved.