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The Children’s Museum of Atlanta announces January programming

The Children’s Museum of Atlanta announces January programming

ATLANTA -- The Children’s Museum of Atlanta invites families to ring in the New Year with a full month of PLAY! With special events and educational programs featuring Black History Month, Holidays Around the Word, Toddler Book Club and more, children can start the year off right – through the power of play! Below is a schedule of exhibit information and special programming for January 2014.

Feature Exhibit: Moneyville

September 28, 2013 – January 14, 2014

Path2College launches savings sweepstakes

Path2College launches savings sweepstakes

(WXIA) -- Path2College, Georgia's 529 savings plan, has kicked off this year's $25,000 Reasons to Save Sweepstakes.

The promotion is designed to get parents thinking about saving for college while their children are still young.

Through the sweepstakes, one lucky child will be awarded $15,000 for his or her college education. The winner's school will receive $10,000.

"All you have to do is go online and enter for a chance to win," Path2College exeuctive director Mitch Seabaugh said. "There's nothing to lose by entering, and both a child and his or her school have a lot to gain."

To enter, visit path2college529.com. The sweepstakes is open to current Path2College 529 Plan account owners or non-account owners who live in Georgia and are at least 21 years old.

The contest closes on Sunday, Aug. 10.

Fulton and community partners to host celebration for children and families in need

Fulton and community partners to host celebration for children and families in need

ATLANTA -- Children and families in need and outstanding students will be the focus of a “Community Cares” Christmas Celebration on Friday, December 20, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  The event will feature distribution of toys, clothing, non-perishable items and recognition of students who have demonstrated academic excellence and perfect attendance.  Community partners supporting the event with entertainment, food, resources and giveaways include Fulton County Housing and Human Services Department, Office of Children and Youth, V103 FM, Music Education Group (MEG), Treasure Chest, Inc., and other caring sponsors.

Experience holiday programming at The Children's Museum of Atlanta

Experience holiday programming at The Children's Museum of Atlanta

ATLANTA -- 'Tis the season to play! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta invites families to experience a merry month of special events and educational programs featuring holidays around the world. Children can get into the spirit of the season with engaging exhibits and learning stations to spark their imagination through the power of play. Below is a schedule of exhibit information and special programming for December 2013.

Feature Exhibit: Moneyville

September 28, 2013 – January 12, 2014

The Children's Museum of Atlanta announces November programming

The Children's Museum of Atlanta announces November programming

ATLANTA -- November is here, and The Children’s Museum of Atlanta invites families to get into the festive spirit with a full month of PLAY! From the feature Moneyville exhibit toHolidays Around the World, children can experience exciting, hands-on learning opportunities to spark their imagination through the power of play. Below is a schedule of exhibit information and special programming for November 2013.

Feature Exhibit: Moneyville

September 28, 2013 – January 12, 2014

PNC and Ford invest in economic exhibit at Children's Museum of Atlanta

PNC and Ford invest in economic exhibit at Children's Museum of Atlanta

ATLANTA -– Families aren’t the only ones investing their time in The Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s newest economic traveling exhibit. The PNC Foundation and Ford Motor Company Fund have teamed up as official presenters for Moneyville, which will be featured at The Museum through Jan. 12, 2014. The exhibit’s central focus on building financial literacy aligns with both companies’ emphasis to support families and serves as an opportunity to educate them about money, credit and other economic issues.

"Research shows that the earlier we introduce children to math, reading and other school readiness skills, the more likely they are to succeed in elementary school," said Eddie Meyers, PNC regional president, Greater Georgia. "This collaboration with The Children's Museum of Atlanta will ensure that preschoolers have access to an exceptional learning experience from one of the region's finest educational institutions."

GDOT asks drivers to be safe this Halloween

GDOT asks drivers to be safe this Halloween

ATLANTA -- Whether you're taking children trick-or-treating or simply trying to get home at the end of a long workday, the Georgia Department of Transportation wants you to be safe this Halloween.

GDOT is offering advice for both drivers and pedestrians as the streets fill with young ghosts and goblins this evening.

Drivers are asked to slow down when entering neighborhoods and school zones. Reduce the number of distractions in the car, like phones and music, and take an extra second to look for children on medians and curbs.

GDOT also recommends driving with headlights on; that makes it easier to spot children from far away.

Young trick-or-treaters should look left, right and left again while trying to cross the street. They should also always stay on sidewalks or paths, and should not dart into the road or try to cross it from between parked cars.

It is recommended that children wear reflective tape or apply it to their trick-or-treat bags.