Welcome Friends!

Hi there.  I’m Karen Szillat, an early childhood educator who is passionate about empowering children by teaching them to be capable problem-solvers, effective communicators, and advocates for themselves, others, and our world.  The result… a more peaceful world for all! I partner with parents and teachers to help young children grow wings!  By working together, we all grow more empowered.

The 5 Building Blocks to a Peaceful World: A Peacemaking and Problem Solving Program for Young Children

I am currently in the process of creating an nonviolence curriculum in partnership with Azim Khamisa, Founder of the Tariq Khamisa Foundation and President and CEO of the Children’s Safety Network. The 5 Building Blocks adapts TKF’s 6 Key Messages to meet the needs of our youngest learners.  It is a peace generating and violence prevention program that is solution-oriented. The pilot program will begin Fall 2014. If you are interested in learning more about this program, becoming a location for our pilot program, helping with our research efforts, or supporting us in any way, please contact us here. 

We will be discussing our collaboration during the Visionary Changemakers Teleseries on February 25, 5:00 Pacific. We’d be honored if you would join us!