Character Education is a learning process for the students and adults in our school community that complements our approach to preschool learning by addressing service learning, social-emotional learning and to be part of a community. Today the vast majority of Americans share a respect for fundamental traits of character: respect, caring, trustworthiness, fairness, citizenship, responsibility, compassion, empathy, honesty, and loyalty. Yet, in today's world, all children face great uncertainties in a complex and sometimes troubled society. These traits are not always readily apparent and easy to grasp or learn; therefore, our challenge is to educate, inspire, and empower our students to be ethical and engaged citizens.
Students at Pemberton Township Schools are recognized daily for demonstrating qualities that represent our K-5 Core Values of Character (Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Perseverance, and Service). At the preschool level, we have also identified these same Core Values of Character, however, we are using preschool-friendly terms that can be understood by our student population.