Character Education

Word of the Month:
Dedication/Do Your Share

Book List

Try and Stick with It by Cheri Meiners

Listen and Learn by Cheri Meiners

26 Big Things Small Hands Do by Coleen Paratore

Make Someone Smile by Judi Lalli

Kevin and His Dad by Irene Smalls

Hands Can by Cheryl Willis Hudson


Teaching preschoolers to Do Their Share and help with household chores:




We collected $700 for Kade's Playground Splash Zone during our Fill A Bucket Service Learning Project.



We collected 344 baby food items to donate to the district wide service project to help
hurricane victims.


The students loaded the Arnold Food Pantry's van after our food drive this fall



For the second year in a row, our school won the Grand Can Challenge hosted by Jeffco Express


We donated 55 blankets to Shriner's Hospital



Promising Practices Awards

2006: Snack Swap

2007: Life Skills Program

2008: Activities to Build Life Skills Family Fun Hour

2009: P.A.C.K. Service Learning Project

2012: Cereal Drive

2013: Flood of Pennies

2014: Heroes Week

2015: Homeless Youth Initiative

2016: Souper Bowl 2016

2017: Dream Day recognizes Don Earl Early Childhood as a school that has demonstrated its use of character development to drive positive impacts in academics, student behavior, and our school’s climate.  We are proud to be named a 2016 Missouri School of Character!


Our staff presented at the 22nd Annual CharacterPlus National Conference this summer and was presented an award for being named a Missouri State School of Character.


Receiving our National School of Character Banner in Washington D.C.