Roots of Empathy

Roots of Empathy baby

Roots of Empathy 

Roots of Empathy is an evidence-based classroom program that has shown dramatic effect in reducing levels of aggression and violence among schoolchildren while raising social/emotional competence and increasing empathy.

The heart of the program is a local infant and parent who visit the classroom every three weeks over the school year. With our certified Roots of Empathy instructor, students are coached to:

  • Observe the baby's development
  • Celebrate milestones
  • Interact with the baby
  • Learn about an infant's needs and unique temperament

Our instructor also works with the class the week before and the week after each family visit to prepare and reinforce teachings using a specialized curriculum that is developmentally appropriate.

Volunteer Families Needed

If your baby will be two to four months old in October and you're able to visit the classroom with an instructor for 40 minutes, once a month from October to June, please consider volunteering for this program.