At the Academy of the Sacred Heart, we educate our students so they can change the world, and there has never been a time with more opportunities, inspiration and tools available to help girls along the way to fulfilling their dreams. So, how does that dream start with the youngest learners at Sacred Heart?
Our Little Hearts early education program serves students ages 1-4, and our foundation for lifelong learning starts here. Sacred Heart is fortunate to have a wonderful partner in Hancock Whitney, whose mission for supporting learning – by providing the right information at the right time - aligns so well with our own.
Our Little Hearts three-year-olds have been studying money: learning about the numerical values; talking about the concepts of earning and saving; and creating goals that make saving money fun and relevant. This week, the three-year-old students had special visitors from Hancock Whitney Bank who reinforced all of their recent classroom lessons. To the delight of the 44 girls in three different classrooms, Liz Hefler, Lindsey Wands and Kimberly Allen from Hancock Whitney shared the story of Curious George Saves His Pennies and brought George’s lessons about savings and building community to life.
After the story, the students were excited to talk about the various savings goals they have made, show off their recently completed piggy banks and explain different ways in which they had “earned” money in the classroom for their class savings goal.
We thank Liz, Lindsey and Kimberly for sharing their time, their age-appropriate books on saving and encouraging our students to continue their strong start in savings. Our students loved talking with them and look forward to sharing updates on what they decide to do with their classroom savings!
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