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Counselor Corner

Character Counts at Liberty-Eylau Early Childhood Center

and So Does Mental Health!

As we make our way through these uncertain times, I want to share some helpful resources.  In addition, please feel free to contact me if you have questions, need resource information, or have suggestions as to how I can best support our students.  You may e-mail me or leave a message on my office phone by calling (903) 831-5352 ext. 5117. 


Character Education

For our character education program, the Liberty-Eylau Early Childhood Center uses components of the Learning for Life curriculum and 8 Expectations and Life Principles from Great Expectations.  

The Eight Expectations

  • We will value one another as unique and special individuals.
  • We will not laugh at or make fun of a person’s mistakes nor use sarcasm or putdowns.
  •  We will use good manners, saying “please,” “thank you,” and “excuse me” and allow others to go first.
  •  We will cheer each other to success.
  •  We will help one another whenever possible.
  •  We will recognize every effort and applaud it.
  •  We will encourage each other to do our best.
  •  We will practice virtuous living, using the Life Principles.

Life Principles/Character Traits

     August  – Respect

     September  – Good Citizenship

     October  – Honesty/Trustworthiness

     November  – Gratitude

     December  – Courtesy

     January  – Optimism

     February  – Caring/Fairness

     March  – Courage

     April  – Responsibility

     May  – Integrity


For additional information such as national hotline numbers, mental and behavioral health resources, COVID-19 resources, social and emotional learning tools, and social services resources, please click the link below.


Note:  The Liberty-Eylau Early Childhood Center has a full-time counselor (Melinda Jewell).  This is her page.


Contact Melinda Jewell