CHARACTER COUNTS! Early Childhood Kit



Looking for social-emotional/character education materials for young children that promotes family engagement and a positive culture and climate for your program?

Updated! Now with a revised format and at a new, lower price!

Twenty-eight easy-to-use lessons focus on a common vocabulary to teach young children social-emotional and character development skills.  Parent materials in English and Spanish make it easy to get the whole family involved. Parent Pages and Parent Guides (English & Spanish) reinforce concepts taught in classrooms.

Lessons, parent materials, music and posters make this kit a teacher favorite!

In stock (can be backordered)


Product Description

Item #16-1000

Social-Emotional & Character Development Materials

Item #16-1000

Materials help teachers engage children in fun learning activities that foster social-emotional development. You can use these materials in a variety of ways:

Social-Emotional & Character Development Materials

  • 28 easy-to-use lessons with extension activities and Parent Pages
  • Easily integrated into existing early childhood curriculum
  • Easy to follow Teacher Guide to help classroom staff and program leadership effectively use materials
  • Combines well with other social-emotional and character development programs
  • Helps teach and reinforce social-emotional and character skills
  • Offers common vocabulary for preschool and home to advance social-emotional development
  • Lessons cross-walked with Teaching Strategies GOLD Assessment Social-Emotional Objectives & Dimensions
  • Can be used for PBIS Tier 1 strategies and can be adapted for Tier 2

Family Engagement Materials (English & Spanish)

  • Materials promote family engagement, help parents connect with their child’s learning, and promote positive parenting
  • Parent Guide supports vocabulary to use at home and offers fun activities for parents and children together
  • Parent Pages for each lesson extend learning and provide engaging activities for parents and children
  • Use of parent materials can help fulfill program requirements for parent communication, family engagement, and parent involvement

Early Childhood Parent Survey (English and Spanish- information available upon request)

  • The Early Childhood Parent Survey gives parents the opportunity to reflect on their experiences and gives valuable feedback about the culture and climate of their child’s program
  • Online and paper formats
  • Easy-to-read and understand reports can be used for goal setting, annual reports, program celebration, and program improvement

What’s included:

  • Instructional Teacher’s Guide; 28 six pillar lesson plans; and Parent Pages for lessons (English & Spanish)
  • 30 Parent Guides (English, Spanish or combination of English and Spanish)
  • 1 set of six pillar classroom posters (14″ x 22″)

For more information about the Early Childhood Parent Survey,  please call:  515-271-1910  or email:

Ordering Options
  • Check (by mail). You may use our online ordering system for orders which will be paid by check. At checkout, select the “Check via mail” payment option. Orders cannot be fulfilled until we have received your check. Please make check out to CHARACTER COUNTS! and mail to CHARACTER COUNTS! 2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311.
  • Credit Card Online Payment. The fastest and easiest way to order our products is using our secure online payment checkout system. We gladly accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover cards.

Shipping Information

All domestic, non-express orders are shipped via UPS ground service. Please allow 2-4 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.

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.

Orders shipping outside the 48 contiguous United States: shipping options and costs 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. Please contact Customer Service if your credit card was issued outside the United States and the online store is unable to accept it. PLEASE NOTE: 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.

Availability / Pricing

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.



Additional Information

Additional Information

Weight 7.2 lbs
Dimensions 16 × 7 × 11 in