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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: “It Takes Money”: Economics for Preschoolers
Languages: English
Spanish Version: “Se necesita dinero”. Economía para nińos preescolares
Polish Version: “Trzeba mieć pieniądze”: Ekonomia dla przedszkolaków
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Family Child Care
Child Care Center
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Teachers/Caregivers
Keywords: Classroom Activities
Self Care/Life Skills
Social Science
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: SOCIAL STUDIES
Goals: 15. Explore economic systems and human interdependence.
Learning Standards: 15.A. Explore roles in the economic system and workforce.
15.D. Explore concepts about trade as an exchange of goods or services.
Benchmarks: 15.A.ECa. Describe some common jobs and what is needed to perform those jobs.
15.D.ECa. Begin to understand the use of trade or money to obtain goods and services.