Research has found that for every $1 invested in early childhood education, there is a $16 savings for society. Grow Up Great was created by The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. in 2004 to help parents, caregivers and their communities increase the potential for young children to succeed. Today, it is considered one of the most comprehensive corporate school readiness programs and has earned national recognition for helping kids to succeed in school and life.
The extension of PNC Grow Up Great by $250 million over 10 years will strengthen existing programs in math and the arts, expand the successful Grow Up Great with Science program and equip non-profit organizations to facilitate financial education instruction for preschoolers.
PNC's 'S' is for SavingsSM combines a savings account with Sesame StreetTM tips on financial basics, providing children a fun, friendly and free online learning experience with opportunities to explore the concepts of saving, sharing and spending with their favorite Sesame Street characters.