Marbles Kids Museum Celebrates School at Kick-off to Kindergarten

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Photos courtesy of Marbles Kids Museum
Children pretend they're in the lunch line to prepare for kindergarten.

Is your child heading to kindergarten this fall? Help your little one make the transition by attending Marbles Kids Museum’s Kick-off to Kindergarten, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 20, in downtown Raleigh.

The celebration — free for rising kindergartners and their families — is designed to show Triangle-area kids that going to kindergarten will be fun. Kids will experience “circle time,” being in a lunch line, playing at recess and hopping on a school bus. Parents can ask questions of experts in fields including nutrition, education, healthy living, and these experts will also lead age-appropriate activities for the children.

The event is presented by North Carolina’s National College Savings Program (also known as NC 529 Plan) in partnership with Wake County Public Schools. NC 529 Plan will staff a photo area for parents to take pictures of their rising kindergartner and will offer information about saving for college.

Two of the most popular times to open a college savings account are at the birth of a child and when the child starts kindergarten, says Michael Ochsenhirt, NC 529 program manager, noting that saving for college is easier when you start early.

“Parents, grandparents, or anyone thinking about a child’s future can open an NC 529 account for the benefit of a child or grandchild,” he says. “The money put aside in an NC 529 Account can be used for the future college student at virtually any college, anywhere in the country.”


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