CHARACTER COUNTS! Early Childhood Kit



Looking for social-emotional/character education materials for children ages 3-6 that promote  family engagement and a positive culture and climate for your program?

Twenty-eight easy-to-use lessons focus on a common vocabulary to teach children ages 3-6 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

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

    • 28 easy-to-use lessons with extension activities and Parent Pages
    • Easily integrated into existing early childhood curricula
    • Easy to follow Teacher Guide to help classroom staff and program leadership effectively use materials
    • Combine with other social-emotional and character development programs
    • Helps teach and reinforce social-emotional and character skills
    • Offers common vocabulary for preschool and home that 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)

  • 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

Training is available and tailored to meet the individual needs of early childhood programs.


What’s included:

  • Instructional Teacher’s Guide; 28 six pillar lesson plans; and Parent Pages for lessons (English & Spanish)
  • WebKey which provides access to online kit resources
  • 5 Parent Guides (4 English and 1 Spanish)
  • 1 set of six pillar classroom posters (14″ x 22″)
  • 50 pack of student certificates
  • 36 six pillar pencils
  • 500 reward stickers

For on-site training services for our Early Childhood program, please call 800-711-2670.

Ordering Options
  • Purchase Order. Please fax your purchase order to 310-846-4858, or email it to Please be sure to include the Item Number for each item, the Shipping Cost and the Sales Tax, if applicable, so that missing information will not delay your order. You can get the shipping costs and options by placing your items into a cart and then entering your delivery address in the Checkout page. Please do not actually place the order online.
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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.

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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 Josephson Institute defray other expenses, including those related to production.

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Additional Information

Additional Information

Weight 7.2 lbs
Dimensions 16 x 7 x 11 in