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Early Childhood Kit


Our Early Childhood Kit is designed for PK – 2nd-grade students. These resources are easy to integrate into your curriculum and offer students more opportunities to practice the Six Pillars of Character.

The Early Childhood Kit includes:
  • A teacher’s guide
  • Twenty-eight lessons and activities with corresponding handouts (340+ pages; in a binder)
  • Family pages that align with each of the 28 lessons (provided in English and Spanish)
  • Choices Count children’s music (CD or digital music file)
  • Six Pillar posters
  • 30 Family Guide booklets to help support character development at home (available in English or Spanish)
Teacher’s Guide and
Lesson sample

Early Childhood Teacher Guide

Family Guide sample

Family Guide Early Childhood

Parent Survey

For more information about the Early Childhood Parent Survey, please contact us at customerservice@charactercounts.org or 515-271-4840.

Optional Training Available

We can train your staff on how to best implement character education at your organization. To enhance your investment in this program, we offer a variety of training options, including on-site staff training.

To learn more about our training options and pricing, please contact us at customerservice@charactercounts.org or 515-271-4840.

Credit Card

For products purchased directly from Drake University/CHARACTER COUNTS!, credit card payment is the fastest and easiest way to order. Securely pay using Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover. Please note, credit card statements will state processing by “Drake Uni Ray Center.”

Purchase Order (PO)

  1. Complete/upload Purchase Order Details form in Checkout or email purchase order to customerservice@charactercounts.org.
  2. Make checks payable to: Drake University
  3. Please mail payment to: Drake University, CHARACTER COUNTS!, 2507 University Ave., Des Moines, IA 50311

All domestic, non-express orders are shipped via UPS ground service. Please allow 1-2 weeks for processing and delivery. Delivery time may be extended during peak periods, which include but are not limited to April – June and August – October. Customers are responsible for return shipping fees if packages are refused.

Shipping costs are subject to change. Additional charges may be incurred based on products ordered, product weight, or shipment location. Please contact Customer Service at customerservice@charactercounts.org for school-wide or district order shipping quotes.

International, Alaska, Hawaii, APO, FPO, DPO 

Please contact Customer Service at customerservice@charactercounts.org or 515-271-4840 to place an order or request a quote for shipping rates.

All customs, brokerage and/or import fees are the responsibility of the recipient. Please be aware of expenses incurred when receiving materials. Customers are responsible for return shipping fees if packages are refused.

Expedited Shipping/Handling

Available at an additional charge, which will be shown during checkout online. Please feel free to use the online store to determine shipping costs even if you are not placing the order online.

Items are subject to availability and may be discontinued or redesigned without notice. Items on back order will be shipped and invoiced separately upon availability. Prices are subject to change without notice. Prices may exceed direct production costs. This helps the nonprofit CHARACTER COUNTS! defray other expenses, including those related to production.

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