4-Year-Old Students Rally for Peace at FAU

A group of preschoolers from FAU's Karen Slattery Center for Child Development advocated for peace on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

The group of 4 year olds is learning about global peace at FAU's Slattery Center for Child Development.

By kelsie weekes | 2/23/2016

A group of 4-year-old students from Florida Atlantic University’s Karen Slattery Educational Research Center for Child Development advocated for peace on FAU’s Free Speech Lawn.

The children held up signs and handed out cards they designed with a variety of messages about promoting peace in the world. The preschoolers also interviewed FAU college students and faculty about their beliefs on peace and compared responses with their own. A “Peace Table” was used to encourage people to resolve conflicts through peaceful communication with each other.

The event was part of the curriculum at Slattery, where the 4 year olds are currently learning about global peace. Last year, children from the center advocated on behalf of animal rights.

The hashtag #PreschoolersForPeace also was used to further promote the 4-year-olds’ peace activities throughout all of social media.