Money Smart Kids
Earn. Save. Spend. Donate.
Program Overview Video
Getting into the Groove of Financial Literacy
Join the Cha-Ching Band as they make financial literacy strike a chord with young learners. Colorful characters take students on music-filled adventures that bring to life the four pillars of financial literacy: Earn, Save, Spend, and Donate.
Learn More About the Resources Available
Dive into Cha-Ching™ Money Smart Kids resources with the help of this quick introductory video. Find out how to easily navigate resources and learn more about each lesson using key vocabulary, standards alignment, and more.
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Thanks for taking the pledge to teach kids how to earn, save, spend and donate!
The 2021 contest is now CLOSED, thank you to all those who participated! Stay tuned for the announcement of the winning elementary school in Fall 2021 and the launch of the 2022 Money Smart Kids Contest in March 2022.
Skills for Real-Life Money Decisions
Every day brings more everyday things – and they all cost money! Help students learn where money comes from and what they can do to get it.
Saving is a key component of making future dreams come true, so students must turn patience into a bonus by learning what it means to save.
Knowing the difference between wants and needs helps students prioritize and spend their money more wisely.
About the Program
Jackson Charitable Foundation and Discovery Education are proud to present Cha-Ching™ Money Smart Kids. The partnership amplifies this engaging and fun financial literacy program, extending its impact to schools and homes across America. Join the Cha-Ching band as they prepare kids grades K-6 with the knowledge, tools, and practice they need to make informed decisions to reach their goals and dreams.