College Day at Preschool

College Day at Preschool is an exciting and fun opportunity to inspire your students to dream big and to celebrate graduating preschoolers as they head to Kindergarten.

SMART529 is West Virginia's 529 college savings program and offers a variety of investment strategy options designed to meet a range of needs your students’ families may have. However, we have found that teachers are key in helping children discover their dreams. For some students, your classroom may be the only way they have to learn about their future careers, which is why we offer a variety of programs you can implement in your classroom. With over $2 billion in assets and 42,000 West Virginia account holders, as of December 31, 2017, SMART529 can help your students and their families plan for their future.

 

College Day at Preschool is an exciting and fun opportunity to inspire your students to dream big and to celebrate graduating preschoolers as they head to Kindergarten. It’s also a great time to challenge both students and parents to think about the future and how they will make their dreams for themselves or their children a reality.

 

The goal of College Day at Preschool is to stress the importance of a college education and to create a stronger momentum for the long journey ahead, which begins in preschool and continues for the next 15 – 20 years of the child’s life.

 

How Does it Work?

 

Select a day that your preschool facility conducts the College Day program with its graduating students – those four and five-year olds who are heading off to kindergarten in the fall. Encourage each student to dream big!

 

Write down what students want to be when they grow up on the Photo Activity Prop and snap a picture! With parents’ permission, we encourage you to share these on our SMART529 Facebook page with the hashtag #WhenIGrowUp. Get parents involved too for even more fun, and don’t forget to distribute the Parent Newsletters.

 

Download additional program materials here or call (304) 340-2705 to request that copies be mailed to your facility.

 

Resources

 

Need more ideas to teach your students the value of higher education? Head over to our Facebook page for even more fun activities!

 


 

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Downloadable Material

 

Activity Sheets

Career Activity

Maze Worksheet

Savings Activity
 

College Day at Preschool (Pre-K)

PreK Newsletter

Pre-K When I Grow Up Activity