Character Education

Word of the Month:
Share Love/Peace

Book List

I Call my Hand Gentle by Amanda Haan

The Peace Book by Todd Parr

Talk Peace by Sam Williams

Can I Play Too? by Mo Willems

Can You Say Peace by Karen Katz

The Recess Queen  by Alexis O'Neill & Laura Huliska-Beith

Rosie's Roses by Pamela Duncan Edwards & Henry Cole

Full, Full of Love by Trish Cooke

I Like Your Buttons by Sarah Marwil Lamstein

Little Quack’s New Friend by Lauren Thompson and Derek Anderson



Article on teaching children about peace:   







Sock it to Cancer
Service Learning Project
Sock it to Cancer.pdf

sock cancer CS


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

2018: Fill-A-Bucket for Kade's Playground 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.