Character Education

Word of the Month:
Caring/Helping Hands

Book List

I Call my Hand Gentle by Amanda Haan

26 Big Things Small Hands Do by Coleen Paratore

The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Don & Audrey Wood

Sheila Rae’s Peppermint Stick by Kevin Henkes

Boxes for Katje by Candace Fleming

Reach Out and Give by Cheri Meiners


How to teach your preschooler how to be caring:  



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.



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.