Early Childhood Development Peace Consortium

Podcast

Peace Building through Early Childhood Education

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Three experts talk about why integrating peace education into early childhood education has a positive long-term effect on peace. 

NEW YORK, United States of America, 19 November 2013 – Evidence shows that the early years of life are strong predictors for individual health and development, as well as cognitive and social-emotional development.

In this podcast, UNICEF spoke with three experts who believe that integrating peace education into early childhood education has a positive long-term effect on peace. Kyle D. Pruett is a Professor of Child Psychiatry at Yale University, Michael Evans is the Founder and Executive Director of Full Court Peace – an organization that brings together young people in at-risk communities through basketball – and Siobhan Fitzpatrick is Chief Executive of Early Years, an organization based in Northern Ireland that promotes high-quality child care.

Access the podcast here.

Full story by Rudina Vojvoda (UNICEF) here.