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Roots of Empathy is looking for volunteers

Published on: December 30, 2013


A while back, ParentMap introduced you to an amazing new program - created in Canada and spreading like a big blanket-o-love across the world: Roots of Empathy. Our region is lucky enough to have this program in several local schools. Now, they're looking for volunteers. Here's their "job description:"

Are you a proud parent with a new baby? Will your baby be 2-4 months old in October?

You and your baby could be a Roots of Empathy family!

Roots of Empathy 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.

More on the program:

• A mother and/or father and their baby visit a classroom in a local school with a Roots of Empathy Instructor.

• The visits are about 30 minutes long, once a month from October until June.

• The program helps children to learn about a baby’s needs and how babies develop and lets children observe the loving relationship between a parent and baby.

• Babies must be 2 to 4 months old in October.

For more information please contact Roots of Empathy. Read more here.

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