Character Education

Word of the Month:
Caring/Helping Hands

Book List

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

I Call My Hands Gentle by Amanda Haan 


Article on teaching children about caring:  



Wear A Mask Service Learning Project
Check out the kid friendly mask posters that are students made for the community!
wear a mask


Deodorant Drive
We collected 289 deodorants which were donated to Homeless Youth Initiative in Jefferson County during our Deodorant Drive 
deodorant drive

Kade's Playground
We collected $875 to donate to Kade's Playground which they used to put in a handicap accessible picnic table by the splash pad.  
picnic table
Our staff also helped during their beautification day on March 31, 2019


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

We donated 522 pairs of socks to St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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

2019: Sock it to Cancer

2020: Be Kind 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.