ECPC Pledge to Action for Peace

ECPC Pledge to Action for Peace

How we nurture and care for, teach and protect all our children matters, from generation to generation. 


The promise of ECPC is to bring on the path to peace and development, the experience of early childhood development. This can be accomplished by linking emerging knowledge from biobehavior and environment sciences with existing scientific evidence, increasing investment in and advocating for the creation of local and sustainable programs as well as policies and systems for peacebuilding and the reduction of violence, through early childhood development programs.

We have the science, the knowledge, technology, and experience to build a world without violence. What we need is an unfailing vision and an unwavering commitment by the global community, as well as a strong partnership for and with children and their families.

There is no better time than now to unite our strengths to erect the building blocks of a peaceful future for all children. Let us raise children to be global citizens and drivers of the culture of peace!

Be part of this global movement and join the ECPC Pledge to Action for Peace!

Rima Salah, Chair ECPC

To learn more, read journal article “Global Citizenship and the Role of the United Nations: The Promise of the Early Childhood Peace Consortium”, by Rima Salah, PhD.



Total Number of Pledges: 107

The following people have pledged:

Alejandro Acosta, CINDE, Colombia
Jennifer H. Alves, Stratford, CT Public Schools, USA
Nick Appleby, Yale University, USA
Mesude Atay, Baskent University Dept.of Prescool Education, Turkey
Juanita Ayala, WCNS, USA
Gabriela Barreiro, Brazil
Lindsey Behlman, Yale University
Maria Pia Belloni Mignati, NGO Committee on Migration, World Organization Early Childhood Education, USA
Sarah Brockett, Phyllis Bodel Childcare Center, USA
Barbara Burns, Child Studies, Santa Clara University, USA
Soraya Canasiro, Universidade federal de São Paulo, Brazil
Elisa Celis, Yale
Anita Codati, Ministry of Health, Malaysia
Paul Connolly, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland
Ayse Kubra Coskun, Yale University, USA
Caroline Costello, Graduate Student, USA
Eileen G. Costello, Danbury School Readiness Council, USA
Joao Da Costa, UNICEF, Timor-Leste
Nyrese Davis, Gateway Community College, USA
Cassia De Britto , Brasil
Vital Didonet , Nation al Network for ECD - RNPI, Brasil
Tammy Donath, Community Health Resources (CHR), USA
Laura Dunne, Queen’s University Belfast , Northern Ireland
Nada Elattar, Unicef , United States
Shemrah Fallon, Yale Child Study Center, USA
Astrid Fernandez , USA/ Honduras
Donald Filer, Yale University , USA
Siobhan Fitzpatrick, Early Years the Organisation for Young Children , Northern Ireland
Lisa Foster, Mary, Star of the Sea Early Learning Center, Hawaii, USA
Catarina Furmark, Nordic Association for Infant Mental Health, Sweden
Michael Gaffrey, Duke University, USA
Sarah Genn, Gateway Community College, USA
Nelly Gonzalez Nava, Gateway Community College, USA
Maximiliano Guassu, Brasil
Suna Hanoz-Penney, ACEV-- Mother Child Education Foundation, Turkey
Franz Hartl, Yale University , USA
Adrienne Henck, Evergreen Montessori School, United States
Tina Hyder, Early Childhood Program, OSF, UK
Tina Irimoren , Edo State College of Education, Edo State, Nigeria
Rebecca Janke, Adjunct Professor of University of Wisconsin River Falls, USA
Elsa Jones, Post University, USA
Meghan Kellner, Aga Khan Development Network , Tajikistan
Kaveh Khoshnood, Yale faculty , USA
Will Kneerim, IRIS- Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services, United States
Luzia Laffite, Brazil
James Leckman, Yale University, United States
Hillel Levine, International Center for Conciliation, USA
Cinthia Liska, UNIFESP , Brasil
Amalia Londono, Yale University, USA/Colombia
Kristin Lund, Housatonic Community College, USA
Tori Lussier, Community Health Resources (CHR), USA
LouAnn Martucci, Phyllis Bodel Childcare Center, USA
Paulo cesar Menezes freitas, Universidade federal de São Paulo, Brazil
Sarah Miller, Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland
Rodrigo Mindlin Loeb, Instituto Brasiliana, Brasil
ChrisAnn Miranda, Leila Day Preschool New Haven, USA
Salahudeen Mirza, Yale School of Medicine, United States of America
David Moisés, USP, Brazil
Baquer Namazi, UNICEF Retiree, Iran
Patty O'Hanlon, Westville Community Nursery School, USA
Anne Olcott, Westville Community Nursery School, USA
Jenny Ortiz M., Universidad del Rosario, Colombia
Ravivarma Rao Panirselvam, Suicide Prevention Research Malaysia, Ministry of Health Malaysia, Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK), Malaysia
Sebastian Perumbilly, Southern Connecticut State University, USA
Debora Pi, Professora, Brasil
Robin Pierce, TVCCA Head Start, USA
Jane McCall Politi, NGO Committee on Migration, Federation of American Women's Clubs Overseas, France/USA
Angelica Ponguta, Yale University, United States
Wagner Ranña, Aristides e Odila Ranña, Brasil
Sophie Rasmussen
Maria Rosario, Federal University oi São Paulo, Brazil
Maria Rosario, PAPI, Brazil
Kara Roxbee, Leila Day, USA
Joanna Rubinstein, World Childhood Foundation USA, USA
Marie Russell, Post University, USA
Issaka Sagara, University of Bamako (USTTB), Mali
Tina Salcedo, N. L. Youth Affairs, USA
Kim Sansevero, Phyllis Bodel Childcare Center, USA
John Sarkissian, CSO Activist, IRAN
Katie-Jay Scott, iACT, USA
Amanda Severn, Eastern Virginia Medical School, United States
Ilana Shavitt, Brazil
Aditi Shrikhande, UNICEF, India
Elif Goksu Simsek, Yale College, Turkey
Dorothy Stubbe, Yale Child Study Center, USA
Douglas Sturomski, World Wide Peace Bell Foundation, United States
Ilona Tamutienė, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Nidhi Taneja, UConn Pediatric Dentistry, India/USA
Yaya Togo, University of Bamako, Mali
Yaya Togo, University of Bamako, Mali
Carmelita Valencia-Daye, Gateway Community College, USA
Janete Aparecida Valente, Brasil
Savita Varde-Naqri, Development Communication Specialist (ex-UNICEF), India
Zimmermann Verá blondina, Unifesp , Brasil
Natalie Vieira, All Our Kin, USA
Lawrence Vitulano, Yale School of Medicine, USA
Michael Vitulano, University of Washington, USA
Mira Wajntal, Instituto Sedes Sapientiae , Brasil
Lynn R. Walsh, Universal Peace Federation / NGO Committee on the Family, NY /UN, USA
Alexa Fish Ward, Women's Federation for World Peace, International, USA
Amie Waters, United States
Sherrie Westin, Sesame Workshop, USA


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