Head Start Families Offered Budgeting Class

posted 12/17/18 -- LCCAA has offered Financial Literacy instruction as part of its By Car program for several years. Last week, Head Start parents were offered the class at the center on Griswold Road.

The course covers types of income, ways to save, distinguishing between required expenses and elective expenses. Budget worksheets are included and credit reports are discussed as well as types of loans and when to use them.

“This activity was very educational and taught me a lot,” said one participant.

Parents at the financial literacy workshop asked questions about how to develop relationships with their banks, both local and online. They asked how refinancing a mortgage would affect their credit score.

Many discussed their experiences with pay day and title loans, two things the class taught by Client Services Specialist Bob McDonald warns against.

Another parent shared about how having a Christmas Club in her bank helps her save money for the holidays.

The workshop was held during the Parent Meeting held at regular intervals at the Griswold Center. Each of the Head Start centers offers meetings and opportunities for parents to meet each other, discuss issues they all care about, and generally offer support to one another. For information on your Head Start center’s parent meeting schedule, contact your Family Service Worker.