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This thesis provides an understanding of how by incorporating early childhood education in its formal settings and implementing peace education within this stage, Sri Lanka’s endeavours to foster peace are more likely to have lasting positive effects in the society. John Dewey and Maria Montessori’s approaches to education are reviewed and integrated into a comprehensive framework for peace education. To complement this examination, the thesis presents a review on the definition of ‘basic education’ and the activities advocated by the National Policy on Education for Social Cohesion and Peace, thus placing early childhood education within the greater context of sustainable peace.