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What Does Your Little One’s Future Hold?


How do you picture your little one’s future? Bustling around a hospital saving lives? Reporting on the nightly news? Being a professional athlete? Children up to age 10 can explore these careers and more at the Future Me Kids Career Fair at Marbles Kids Museum, 201 East Hargett St., Raleigh, from 1 – 4 PM on Saturday, February 24. Stop in to enjoy watching your little one explore the possibilities!

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Diapers to Dorms Dash: Is Your Crawler Ready to Race?

Diapers to Dorms Dash

From reading bedtime stories and stacking blocks to opening a college savings account, like an NC 529 Account, parents begin preparing their children for higher education almost as soon as they are born. That’s why the Diapers to Dorms Dash that was held on December 30, 2017, was such a wonderful fit for the NC 529 Plan.

What is the Diapers to Dorms Dash?

The event offered five crawling children the chance to race against one another during halftime of the UNC men’s basketball game.

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#FirstDayofSchool Giveaway

We had so much fun at the Marbles Kids Museum Kick Off to Kindergarten over the weekend that we want to continue celebrating the back-to-school excitement! We’re giving away Marbles’ admission tickets and tickets to the IMAX Theatre at Marbles to celebrate the first day of school.

Prize: Package of four Marbles Kids Museum admission tickets and Marbles’ IMAX tickets.

Dates: August 21, 2017 at 9:00 AM until September 15,

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Kicking Off to Kindergarten

Kick Off to Kindergarten

Future kindergartners and their parents had a blast at the first of two annual Kickoff to Kindergarten events that are sponsored by the North Carolina College Savings Program (NC 529 Plan). The first event was held June 22 at Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh; the second is to be held on August 19 from 9 AM – 5PM. The free event helped future students learn the ins and outs of navigating their first year of grade school.

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The Kindergarten Milestone

Starting Kindergarten

The first years of your child’s life are filled with countless milestones: crawling, walking, talking, making friends, learning to count and read. There were first teeth and new words spoken. There were first-time holidays and new traditions begun. Then, you blinked, and now you are weeks away from the next milestone ­— starting kindergarten!

Preparing for an Educational Milestone

Just in Wake County, nearly 12,000 students are expected to enter schools this year as the class of 2030.

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