Character Education

Word of the Month:
Integrity/Play by the Rules

Book List

Know and Follow Rules by Cheri Meiners

Duncan Rumplemeyer’s Bad Birthday by Alexander Stadler

Share and Take Turns by Cheri Meiners

Make Someone Smile by Judi Lalli

We Can Get Along: A Child’s Book of Choices by Lauren Murphy Payne

Hands are Not for Hitting by Martine Agassi

Feet are Not for Kicking by Martine Agassi

Teeth are Not for Biting by Martine Agassi

Words are Not for Hurting by Martine Agassi

Tails are Not for Pulling by Martine Agassi

Germs are Not for Sharing by Martine Agassi




An article teaching children how to play by the rules: 








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.