Character Education

Word of the Month:
Positive Attitude/Wear a Smile

Book List

Be Positive! by Cheri Meiners

I’m Gonna Like Me: Letting Off a Little Self-Esteem by Jamie Lee Curtis

I Like Being Me by Judy Lalli

I Like Myself! by Karen Beaumont

Just Because I Am by Lauren Murphy Payne

Smile a Lot! by Nancy Carlson

Buzzy the Bumblebee by Denise Brennan-Nelson

I Like Your Buttons by Sarah Marwil Lamstein

Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are by Dr. Seuss

Enemy Pie by Derek Munson

I Think I Am by Louise Hay

Incredible You! By Wayne Dyer

An article teaching children how to have a positive attitude:   


We collected over 3000 items for Brenden's Backpacks!  We won the Grand Can Challenge through Jeffco Express!

Dream Day: January 12th. Wear pajamas and bring $1 to donate to The Dream Factory in St. Louis.

Here are some tips to make bedtime easier so those dreams can come true:
Bedtime Tips.pdf


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.