Roots of Empathy seeking families to participate in Elementary Program

Are you a proud parent with a new baby? Will your baby be two to four months old in October? If so, you and your baby could be one Roots of empathy Family!

Roots of Empathy is a program for elementary school children. The goal of the program is to increase empathy – the ability to understand how another person is feeling. Children learn to care for and respect each other, and there is less bullying and aggression.

To be a Roots of Empathy family:

  • Nine times during the school year, you and your baby will visit a classroom with the Roots of Empathy instructor and join the children around the “green blanket”. You will help children learn all about your baby and in turn, they will learn about themselves, their feelings, their temperament traits and their relationships with family and others.
  • At this time, we plan to have our babies on “green blankets” in classrooms, but if public health or schools restrict visitors, you may be invited to participate virtually from home in our Roots of Empathy recovery program through photos and videos.
  • Babies should be between two and four months old in October.

For more information, please contact Lisa Kiriakopoulos at [email protected] You can also visit the Roots of Empathy website to learn more about the program.

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Updated on Friday, June 24, 2022.

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