Roots of Empathy Program
The Roots Of Empathy program is a program for children in kindergarten to grade 8. The program's aim is to increase empathy - the ability to understand another person's feelings. Children learn to care and respect each other and there is less bullying and aggression.
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ROE Presentation Video
"Roots of Empathy is about changing the world classroom by classroom"- Mary Gordon, Founder/President
Roots of Empathy in Action!
In the Roots of Empathy program, a parent and baby (who is two to four months old at the start of the school year) from the community visit a classroom nine times over the course of a school year. A trained Roots of Empathy instructor visits with the family to guide children as they observe the relationship between the baby and his/her parent.