Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


Human Development & Family Science


This capstone project focuses on anti-bullying and bullying prevention in early childhood education settings. Bullying is something that plagues schools across America. However, bullying in an early education setting can be difficult to distinguish because it can be misinterpreted as children discovering how to express negative emotions. According to Saracho (2016), preventing bullying in a preschool setting is important because it is a child’s first social environment outside the home. Educating children on bullying and how to prevent it in an early education setting is important because this is their first experience with peers and potential conflicts amongst these peers. Because of this issue, there is a need to educate children on bullying prevention in early childhood years. Because of this, I have developed a project that teaches children how to treat their peers kindly and how to speak up if bullying is occurring. The workshop covered what bullying looks like in a preschool setting, what children can do if they experience or see something, and how children can be kind friends to their peers. These three lessons took place over a school week at Carmel Child Development Center, in Carmel California, to educate them on how to prevent bullying.