Exploring Strategies on Conflict Resolution Skills in Early Childhood Classroom Settings

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Department of Early Childhood and Primary Education, Kwara State university, Malete, Nigeria


The purpose of this paper was to explore the ways educators can teach problem-solving skills in early childhood settings by helping the children implement effective conflict resolution strategies when conflicts arise. Little attention has been given to conflict resolution in preschools. This paper thus explores the type of conflict resolution strategies used and thought were effective in early childhood classrooms. It also provides schools and parents with information, suggestions, and activities that can increase awareness of the nature of conflicts, conflict-resolution strategies, and management of conflict and crisis situations. The paper emphasised developing a positive school climate that enhances inter-group relationships, encourages proactive recognition of potential problems, and provides suggestions for management of conflicts among children.



Conflict, Resolution strategies, Resolution skills, Early childhood educators, Early childhood classroom