Kids ‘N’ Stuff Children’s Museum is proud to partner with Marshall Community Credit Union to present Pig E. Bank’s Credit Union. This will be a permanent exhibit featuring a teller window, vault, drive-up window, and car. Andrea Tucker, MCCU’s Financial Education Coordinator, worked diligently with Kids ‘N’ Stuff to develop age-appropriate activities and prompts to promote financial health and literacy. “Part of our mission at MCCU is financial education. Teaching people how to manage their money at a young age, sets them up to have a successful financial future. Our partnership with Kids N’ Stuff and the building of the new exhibit exemplifies our mission and helps us share our knowledge with area youth,” says Tucker.
Concepts like wants versus needs, savings accounts, and coin identification will be explored throughout the role-play style exhibit. Tucker continued, “Research indicates that the most important thing you can do to prepare your child for their financial future is to have honest, thoughtful and regular conversations about money. The MCCU Pig E. Bank exhibit will help parents with these types of conversations.”
Starting dialogue about important issues and family values is what Kids ‘N’ Stuff is all about. “We subscribe to a philosophy of learning that highlights exploration and discovery with children taking the lead and adults fostering growth through open conversation and guidance,” says Kids ‘N’ Stuff Executive Director, Audrey Dean. “The new MCCU exhibit fits beautifully with that model! Not to mention, it’s going to be loads of fun!”
The grand opening of MCCU’s Pig E. Bank’s Credit Union is set for 5:30 pm Wednesday, September 21 at Kids ‘N’ Stuff Children’s Museum located at 301 S. Superior Street in downtown Albion. Public is welcome to attend. The exhibit will be open for play and exploration the following day at 10 am. For more information about the museum, visit www.kidsnstuff.org or call (517) 629-8023.
Marshall Community Credit Union is a federally insured full-service financial institution with offices located at 839 West Green Street in Marshall and 1157 East Michigan Avenue in Battle Creek. For more information on products, services or membership, please contact 269.781.9885 or visit marshallcommunitycu.com.