Character Education

Word of the Month:
Make Good Choices/Responsibility

Book List

Listen, Buddy by Helen Lester

It’s Hard to be Five by Jamie Lee Curtis

Respect and Take Care of Things by Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed.

Who Will go to School Today ? by Karl Kuhmann

Little George Learns A Lesson in Responsibility by Virtue Publishing

Have You Fed The Cat? by Michelle Coxon

Article on teaching children about responsibility:






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.