Twenty eight years ago Elyse Jacobs, who has an MFA and a certificate in Art Therapy, developed a program of conflict resolution for young children. The program evolved and later became known as Tools of Peace. Currently, the program is established at two sites of a private preschool in San Francisco. The children learn, through their art activities and social interactions, to develop their own voices, listening skills, shared kindness, creative solutions, emotional literacy, how to enter play and develop friendships. Elyse continues to find joy through hands-on teaching. She mentors other teachers in developing the skills discovered in creating her Tools of Peace program. Additionally, she consults and coaches elementary-aged children in raising levels of emotional intelligence and social connection. In her own words: "The children have taught me so much, I feel compelled to pass on what I've learned in gratitude."